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Greg Hiller

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Pietersite bracelet and ring
« on: November 03, 2017, 10:48:56 AM »

Was pleased with how this came out.  I had a very thin piece of Pietersite that I thought had really beautiful color and form.  I decided to make some doublets out of it, so I used 330 expoxy and bonded a piece of glass to it.  I tried to get the stones about the same size and then set into individual cups for this bracelet.  I made a matching ring as well.  Pietersite bracelet closeups.jpg
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Re: Pietersite bracelet and ring
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 10:50:37 AM »

the bracelet
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Re: Pietersite bracelet and ring
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 10:51:08 AM »

ring
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Re: Pietersite bracelet and ring
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 03:11:13 PM »

Yowza!
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Re: Pietersite bracelet and ring
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 05:10:27 PM »

A beautiful set!   :drool:
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Re: Pietersite bracelet and ring
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 08:39:02 PM »

Nice work Greg.  Very clean pieces and lovely depth.  I have some man made optical quartz rod.  I think it's about 2 inch diameter but would work perfect for small doublets.  Want me to send you a section?  It beats glass.
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Re: Pietersite bracelet and ring
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 07:37:18 AM »

truly beautiful
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Re: Pietersite bracelet and ring
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 04:07:53 AM »

Stunning pieces!
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Re: Pietersite bracelet and ring
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 01:19:35 PM »

Really gorgeous bracelet! I love the crystal depth the glass gives each piece. Using doublets enhances it, I think.
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Re: Pietersite bracelet and ring
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 07:31:00 AM »

Thanks all, and thanks for the offer Steve on the quartz.  I have some quartz as well and have used it for some higher end stuff like small opals, but for larger stuff like this I figured the glass was fine.  It might be slightly more likely to scratch than quartz, and maybe a bit trickier to cut (having to be more careful about heat), but the quartz certainly is more pricey. 
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Re: Pietersite bracelet and ring
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2017, 03:03:31 AM »

Wow... :icon_thumleft: Very Beautiful bracelet & Ring.. Nice Work
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