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I repaired the pavilion of this oval Amethyst

A jeweler in Colorado chipped this oval Amethyst while setting it. They needed it repaired with a minimum of loss in length of the stone.

Photo of an oval faceted Amethyst with a big chip in one end.

The chip in the pavilion of the oval Amethyst

You can see the large chip on the right end of the pavilion. It is a pretty deep chip which will require making the length a bit smaller.

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We always work to keep the loss of size to an absolute minimum.

The same oval Amethyst with new facets I have cut onto the pavilion.

Re-faceting one end of the pavilion

I work only on the end of the pavilion where the chip is located.

You can see the new facets that I have cut, while matching the step cut pattern.

On the left, you can see a tiny remnant of the chip. This will go away in the pre-polishing step.

Shows some new facets I have cut on one end of the crown.

Re-faceting part of the crown

When taking the length in, it makes the girdle too thick in that spot.

To remedy that, after repairing the pavilion, I need to re-facet part of the crown, in the area where the girdle is too thick, to normalize the girdle thickness.

Shows the finished oval Amethyst which has been repaired.

The finished pavilion repaired

Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the top of the stone.

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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.