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    Iolite can be a lovely stone ,I have recently cut...

    Iolite can be a lovely stone ,I have recently cut a couple that have got Asterism . It can be a bit soft so would depend on the setting.
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    Maybe hold them in a small mitre jig vice to cut

    Maybe hold them in a small mitre jig vice to cut
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    We have our Shopify website linked with Ebay and...

    We have our Shopify website linked with Ebay and have sold a few pieces on there the last couple of months
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    Need a picture that is clearer and close up to be...

    Need a picture that is clearer and close up to be even in with a chance of guessing, could be an Imperial topaz
  5. Thread: Gravers

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    Gravers

    Morning , hope everyone is well . What gravers do people use to tidy up bezel edges .
    Thanks John
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    That 1st picture looked like synthetic opal...

    That 1st picture looked like synthetic opal https://geology.com/gemstones/opal/synthetic-opal.shtml
  7. Try using Mezerna compounds instead...

    Try using Mezerna compounds instead...
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    Definately wouldnt be 50 with me lol . It would...

    Definately wouldnt be 50 with me lol . It would be best to message me through my website .
    Thanks John
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    I have found the best thing at the moment is to...

    I have found the best thing at the moment is to keep busy , and try and avoid seeing too much news as it can get a bit too much at the moment
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    Failing that possibly a recut of the opal

    Failing that possibly a recut of the opal
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    I have the same one and I still get the white...

    I have the same one and I still get the white marks , I mainly use mine as a hot water tank with the solution and a toothbrush now
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    Hi Shopify help required

    I have just set this up on Shopify and was wondering if there is any way to make my logo bigger , Any critique / help appreciated https://brightongemstones.co.uk/
  13. Thread: Blue Topaz

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    Just about to say that Peter lol, beat me to it

    Just about to say that Peter lol, beat me to it
  14. Thread: Cabochons

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    Thanks Karen

    Thanks Karen
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    I do copper then silver , havent tried gold yet...

    I do copper then silver , havent tried gold yet but thinking about brush plating for gold
  16. Thread: weather

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    My m8 Matty has been suffering one of the worst...

    My m8 Matty has been suffering one of the worst droughts ever in Kingaroy it is heart wrenching to see the state of his cattle , praying for some rain for you all
  17. Thread: Hi all

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    Welcome aboard David

    Welcome aboard David
  18. Thread: Hi every one

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    Hi Deeks here is the main lapidary group on...

    Hi Deeks here is the main lapidary group on facebook , just make sure to answer the questions asked or you will not be accepted , https://www.facebook.com/groups/1413911112256201/
    John
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    If I was going to attempt this I would file the...

    If I was going to attempt this I would file the outside edge of the tubes at a slight angle before soldering so there is a slight gap when soldered together , if that makes sense
  20. Thread: Stones

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    Cheers Andy

    Cheers Andy
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    Hi Evie , I cut a lot of Australian opal and am...

    Hi Evie , I cut a lot of Australian opal and am happy to have a look for you no charge , Here is my instagram please feel free to message me .
    John
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    Time for another post re Lapidary

    After someone making enquiries I thought it was time for another post , I try and sell stones that I have hand-cut myself not ones bought in from india etc already done , I can cut custom cabochons ,...
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    Cheers Dennis , You can also contact me on...

    Cheers Dennis , You can also contact me on 07470089299 to discuss
    John
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    Looking at the translucency they are all...

    Looking at the translucency they are all Labrodorite
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    Hi Deb spectrolite only comes from Finland ,...

    Hi Deb spectrolite only comes from Finland , 11976 It is a darker based stone almost looks like slate in its rough form as you can see from the pictures , Unfortunately you get a lot of people...
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