Voodoo Gallery

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faceted sphalerite14.6 mm, 22.17-carat Portuguese-cut Sphalerite, pre-polished with 3k Voodoo, and finished with 50k Voodoo Polish.

sphalerite gemstone13.4 mm 16.04-carat Portuguese-cut Sphalerite, pre-polished with 3k Voodoo, and finished with 50k Voodoo Polish.

uk fluorite gem9.2 mm, 3.83-carat Fluorite from the U.K. cut in an unstacked version of my Short-Round 12635 faceting design, pre-polished on 3k Voodoo and finished on 50k Voodoo.

trilliant cut apatite gem10.4 mm, 3.75-carat Trillion design Blue Apatite pre-polished on a red Newbond lap and finished quickly on 50k Voodoo.

apatite faceted gem10.1 mm, 4.23-carat Blue Apatite cut in my Peaces Too faceting design , also pre-polished on red Newbond and finished quickly on 50k Voodoo. Click here for a high-res closeup of the finish.

faceted fire opal5.7 mm, .59-carat hexagonal step-cut of a precious Fire Opal from Mexico, sporting a centered needle inclusion. This stone was pre-polished on red Newbond and finished very rapidly on 50k Voodoo – with no issues where the needle breaches the table.

strontium titanate gem10.3 mm, 6.48-carat presentation of my Short-Round 835 faceting design in Strontium Titanate, pre-polished on 3k voodoo and finished very quickly on 50k Voodoo.

fabulite gemstone10.2 mm, 7.43-carat Strontium in my Short-Round 12635 faceting diagram, pre-polished on red Newbond and finished quickly on 50k Voodoo. Click here for a high-res image of the finish.

faceted oregon sunstone gem11.4 x 7.8 mm, 3.94-carat Sunstone rendering of my Left-Eye faceting diagram was one of the first stones polished using Voodoo. Pre-polished on 3k Voodoo and finished instantly with 50k Voodoo.

faceted epidote10.2 x 6.7 mm, 3.35-carat emerald-style cut of Epidote from Afghanistan was pre-polished on 3k Voodoo and finished almost instantly on 50k Voodoo.

epidote gem11.3 x 6.4 mm, 2.76-carat free-form step cut of Epidote from Afghanistan, pre-polished on red Newbond and finished very quickly on 14k Voodoo.

faceted peridot19.6 x 12.6 mm, 14.96-carat Arizona Peridot in my Canoe Oval faceting design pre-polished on 3k Voodoo and finished instantly on 50k Voodoo.

faceted peridot gem13.3 x 11.4 mm, 8.89-carat Arizona Peridot presentation of my Prickly Pear Omni faceting diagram also pre-polished on 3k Voodoo and finished on 50k Voodoo.

faceted kunzite13 x 11.8 mm, 7.92-carat free-form Kunzite oriented exactly on the C axis, with reflector and concave pavilion and step-cut crown. The pavilion concaves were cut with 12k metal-bond diamond, pre-polished with 3k diamond on Copper, and finish-polished with 14k Voodoo on a Corian mandrel at full-throttle.

faceted hiddenite14 x 6.2 mm, 3.84-carat modified-emerald Hiddenite oriented exactly on the A-B axis (so the huge pavilion reflector face and the table are both exactly on the cleavage). Flat faces were pre-polished on red Newbond and finish-polished with 14k Voodoo. Concave faces were cut with 1200 metal-bond and polished directly afterward using 14k Voodoo. Click here for a high-res image of the table and nearby faces.

faceted hiddenite37 x 14.7 mm, 56.5-carat exceptionally-rare concave-modified emerald Spodumene oriented exactly on the A-B axis (so the huge table and the other larger crown faces are all exactly on the cleavage). Flat faces were pre-polished on red Newbond and finish-polished with 14k Voodoo on a Corian lap. Concave faces were cut with 1200 metal-bond, pre-polished with 3k on Copper, and finish-polished using 14k Voodoo on Corian. Click here for one high-res image of the pavilion – or click here for another. Click the image for a high-res view of the shot above.

faceted rutilated quartz needle14 mm, 10.14-carat Quartz, sporting an unknown flat bi-color inclusion needle (probably Rutile) oriented and cut to display “spokes”. This is the “sword in the stone” project. It was pre-polished on red Newbond and finished with Voodoo “Q” at 400 rpm on a white Corian lap supplied by Sierra Gems.

faceted phantom quartz angel17.1 x 11.7 mm, 11.02-carat Lemon Quartz, oriented and cut to display a “Phantom Angel” pre-polished on red Newbond and finished on 50k Voodoo. The huge 13 x 12 mm pavilion reflector faces required a fresh charge of 50k, and a careful touch on slower speed to remove all scratches.

faceted spessartite garnet7.3 mm, 1.82-carat Nigerian Spessartite Garnet, cut in my Morgan’s Mirth faceting design , was pre-polished on 3k Voodoo and finished on 50k Voodoo.

spessartite garnet gem9.4 x 7.8 mm, 3.34-carat Nigerian Spessartite Garnet, cut from my Omni Oval 1.2 Barion faceting diagram , also pre-polished on 3k Voodoo and finished on 50k Voodoo.

faceted tourmaline rubellite14 mm, 8.81-carat rendering of my Julia’s Joy 365 faceting diagram in Rubellite Tourmaline was pre-polished on 3k Voodoo and finished with 50k Voodoo.

tourmaline faceted gemstone13.1 x 4.4 mm, 2.43-carat modified Emerald-cut Tourmaline from Mozambique was pre-polished on red Newbond and finished with 14k Voodoo.

paraiba-type tourmalineI placed some concave facets on the pavilion of this native-cut African Paraiba Tourmaline to liven it up for a client. They were cut on 600 metal-bond, pre-polished with 3k on Copper and finish-polished using 14k Voodoo. Polishing time was less than one minute per face – and without the circumfrential scoring that’s common to most concave polishing strategies. Click here for one high-res image showing how smooth the concaves are – and click here for the other.

faceted aquamarine11.4 x 9.4 mm, 6.05-carat Emerald cut Namibian Aquamarine cut on a 600 metal-bond lap, pre-polished on 3k Voodoo and finished with 50k Voodoo.

aquamarine faceted gemstone8.8 mm, 3.83-carat Square Emerald-style Aquamarine was cut on a worn 600 metal-bond lap and polished using 14k Voodoo.

faceted pink topaz15.3 x 10 mm, 8.69-carat Pink Topaz from Pakistan, carefully oriented on-cleavage just to challenge the Voodoo – The lap had to be reversed because the keel kept cleaving-off during cutting! The gem was pre-polished with a red Newbond lap. Step faces were finished with 14k Voodoo, and the table (approx 10 x 5 mm) was polished using 50k Voodoo. Time required for table was < 1 minute. Click here for an image of the table polish.

faceted rutile topaz needle10.7 mm, 8.71-carat Rutile-needle-included White Topaz had to be dopped exactly on-cleavage, as the Rutile was oriented to the C axis of the stone. It was pre-polished on a red Newbond lap with step-faces finished on 14k Voodoo, and the on-cleavage table was finished on 50k Voodoo within 30 seconds.

faceted tunduru spinel pink6.5 mm, 1.31-carat natural pink Tunduru Spinel was cut on a well-worn metal-bond 600 lap and then finish-polished with 14k Voodoo on a Corian lap turning at ~700 RPM.

faceted CZ18 x 13. 5 mm, 36.24-carat blue Cubic Zirconia faceted in my ECED Meetpoint Radiant 125 faceting diagram finished with astonishing ease – including the 11.5 x 7 mm table, which polished in about 3 minutes at 60 rpm on 50k Voodoo. Faces that needed meet-adjustments were finish-polished at 700+ rpm!

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2 Responses to Voodoo Gallery

  1. William says:

    I can’t seem to be able to buy any voodoo polishes on your website, how do I do so? Because I am trying to polish a imperial *sherry* topaz (pink-peach color) on the cleavage (or almost) and it always leaves big scratches with whatever lap I am using. Which polish would be best used for it? (table of the topaz not on cleavage, in emerald cut corner cut). Thanks in advance!

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