Monday, January 7, 2008

Opposed Bar Cut Ring

This is a blue-green tourmaline (3.03 ct ) that I cut in the opposed Bar cut. This is a really effective cut for closed C-axis tourmaline. ( Closed c-axis means that if you look at the stone length-ways, it will appear dark) The opposed bar cut was designed by a gentleman by the name of Gustave Mollin, from Oakland, California way back in the early seventies. It has a 'pixel' look and is very popular with my customers. I set this stone in a handmade 18ct setting as commissioned by my client. It goes out tomorrow by Fedex..