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I re-faceted this Tanzanite into a cushion shape

A jeweler sent me the oval Tanzanite pictured below for re-cutting. They didn't like the cut on the crown and they also wanted the shape changed from oval to cushion becasue cushion cuts sell better.

Below you can see how I did the re-faceting.

An oval Tanzanite

Oval Tanzanite before re-faceting

This is what the Tanzanite looked like when I received it.

It was oval in shape and had a small window.

An arrow telling users to click on the photo to make it larger.

Shows a close up view of the bar cut facet pattern on the crown.

Bar cut crown

This close up view shows the bar cut facet pattern on the crown.

The jeweler wanted this changed into a brilliant style of crown in the process of changing the shape.

Shows me shaping the Tanzanite on my faceting machine by hand.

Re-shaping the Tanzanite

I am shaping the Tanzanite by hand on my faceting machine.

A cushion shaped Tanzanite.

The new cushion shape

You can see that I have finished shaping the stone to a cushion.

Shows the pavilion of the Tanzanite with the new facet pattern half finished.

Faceting the new pattern on the pavilion

You can see the new pattern that I am cutting on the pavilion.

I have cut all of the facets. Uou can see where I have polished some of the facets near the culet but other facets are still frosty looking from the cutting process.

Shows the finished cushion Tanzanite.

Finished cushion Tanzanite

You can now see the finished cushion Tanzanite.

The window is now closed and you can see how much more brilliant this stone is than before the re-faceting.

The stone is face down and youy can see the pavilion facet pattern.

View of the pavilion

With the stone face down, you can see the facet pattern on the pavilion.

End view of the pavilion.

End view of the pavilion

Here you can see what the end facets on the pavilion look like.

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Denton Anderson,
Gemologist & Gem Cutter
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Photo of Denton the gem cutter.

Graduate Gemologist, GIA, GG
Over 20 years of experience.