Posts Tagged "Faceting Design"

Sweat & Tears

Sweat & Tears

Here is another untested design which seems promising. The rendering is in quartz. A simple cut for smaller and darker gems. It won’t replace the classics, but rather compliment them. Works from quartz to cubic zirconia. Cut up to 10 mm long. No larger, it’ll just be ugly. Medium to dark colours. Pavilion angle is flexible, down to around 41.3* for RI’s higher then quartz. Want...

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Jim’s Pear

Jim’s Pear

The above picture is Jim’s Pear in a synthetic Citrine, cut and photographed by Larry Hager. Photo used with permission. This design is tested and found true. A very interesting cut. A friend noted a lack of designs of a pear-ish outline and a certain Length x width relationship (L/W ratio). So, here is the solution! The rendering is in quartz. Should perform well in quartz to Zircon with...

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Simple Cushion 2

Simple Cushion 2

Well, here’s another simple cushion. 45 facets. Been proof cut in Sunstone. Should work from quartz to diamond. Cut up to 15 mm. (that may be difficult to polish!) Download the zip below and extract it using winrar (free). Klaja Simple Cushion 2...

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Brilliant Rectangle #6

Brilliant Rectangle #6

Another addition new to my brilliant rectangle series. Not proof cut yet. This specific design isn’t super deep, but uses a contrast rich reflection pattern to deepen the colour in an experimental package. Works reasonable in quartz, but I prefer it from topaz to Zircon. Cut no larger then 20 mm on the longest side. Want the .gem or PDF file? Both are in the same file.. Download the zip...

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Painfull

Painfull

Painfull from the small facets on the pavilion, may be difficult to not over cut. Works from Quartz to cubic zircon, rendering in Beryll. Cut up to 13 mm in size. An experiment to give the gem a bit of ‘depth’ feeling. Try medium to somewhat lighter saturated pieces for this. Oh, and be careful cutting those small facets. Like the design? Download below, both PDF and gem files are...

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Insignia Of Heroes

Insignia Of Heroes

The design is the result of the wish for a design which resembles a pentagon using a 96 index wheel. Rendering in amethyst, not proof cut yet. Cut up to 14 mm. Cut in quartz to cubic zirconia. Medium colours likely best. Several facets are pretty small and may best be cut in using pre-polish laps or similar. Find both the PDF and GEM file below. Download the zip file and extract it using winrar...

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Broken Crystal (sapphire)

Broken Crystal (sapphire)

Picture & Cutting by me (Willie Klaja), slightly modified from the design to keep the natural crystal faces as a table. Here is a different kind of design; aimed for somewhat dark sapphires. Especially good weight retention can be had if it’s broken on one end and fairly shallow. (I got ~50% on my proof cut) Cut up to around 5-7 mm at the widest dimension. (the shoulder meeting at index...

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PF Oval

PF Oval

Picture and proof cut by Sheldon Sink in Songea sapphire. Here is another design aimed to put focus on the portuguese style pavilion. Larger size stones are recommended, thinking somewhere around 20 mm. Cut in Tourmaline to Diamond. The pavilion is cut similarly as Vargas and many others have described, not your typical meet point cut! For some, cutting the culet might be easier if cut tiers 1...

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Spikey

Spikey

Rendering in citrine. Cut up to 16mm in low RI materials. RI’s over 1.76 may be cut up to 25 mm. Cut in quartz to diamond with no changes. Try medium saturations. Treat the pavilion as a step cut until the mains (Tier 7) are to be cut. Look below, to see what your aiming for: Get the PDF here: Klaja Spikey PDF Want the .gem file? Download the zip below and extract it using winrar...

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Facet Mania

Facet Mania

Here is another interesting design, actually a real old one, before I cut my first portuguese and kinda lost my love for a lot of facets. The rendering is in citrine. Should perform well in quartz to Diamond with no changes. I’d suggest this in 15 mm up to around 40 mm. Medium colours likely best. Get the PDF here: Klaja Facet Mania PDF Want the .gem file? Download the zip below and extract...

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Rustic Drop

Rustic Drop

Here is another untested design, after a lot of asking for drop-like shapes. The rendering is in quartz. A ‘rustical’ looking drop like shape, something in-between a drop and shield. Cut up to around 23 mm max. (longest dimension) Works from quartz to Cubic zircon. Get the PDF here: Klaja Rustic Drop PDF Want the .gem file? Download the zip below and extract it using winrar...

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Goran (2)

Goran (2)

Here is another design inspired by the photographic artwork of a buddy.. The rendering is in a girasol like quartz. Should perform well in quartz to Cubic Zircon with no changes. I’d suggest this be kept under 15 mm in size. Get the PDF here: Klaja Goran (2) PDF Want the .gem file? Download the zip below and extract it using winrar (free). Klaja Goran (2) GEM...

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