Cut bloodstone?

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Skjotur
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Cut bloodstone?

Post by Skjotur » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:28 pm

I saw someone had a brilliant cut bloodstone the other day. Should this be possible? I would think bloodstone can only be polished, not faceted.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliotrope_%28mineral%29

It may just be that CLOK bloodstone is different than our real-world bloodstone. If that's the case, maybe an alternate name can be used to cut down on confusion.
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Post by Rias » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:34 pm

From the description (done by Landion, I believe) it looks like bloodstone is indeed different in CLOK:
Deep crimson gemstones can be seen peeking out of this chunk of stone. They refract the light casting a crimson sheen in return. The core of the crimson gemstones seems to fade to nearly pitch black.
I'll see if I can get him to rename it to something like "bloodcrystal".
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Post by Landion » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:15 am

Yeah... that's been something in the back of my mind for a long time now. Actual bloodstone vs. the description I gave it at the time I was implementing a bunch of new types.

I think what I'll do is change bloodstone to be like 'real' bloodstone, and remove its potential to be faceted like a clear gemstone, and update the description.

I'll look at adding a new name for this 'mythical CLOK' gemstone that it currently is. Bloodjewel or bloodcrystal, perhaps, as Rias suggested.
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Re: Cut bloodstone?

Post by Drayla » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:47 pm

Did this ever get done? I would actually love to see this as a gem, maybe even a few more 'CLOK-ique' gems. I love jewelrycrafting, and I would love to see it expanded as much as possible, if at all possible.

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Re: Cut bloodstone?

Post by Rias » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:23 pm

I have some ideas for unique gems, metals, and so forth to add to the mix when the mining overhaul comes around.
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Re: Cut bloodstone?

Post by xavier » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:51 pm

i think the point of the initial post is missed, bloodstone is not a gem, it's a mineral rock. I suppose it would be possible to chop off pieces at angles to resemble facets it is not an exceptionally easy stone to manipulate in that fashion.

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Re: Cut bloodstone?

Post by Rias » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:53 pm

Bloodstone was already changed to be the real-world bloodstone instead of a transluscent gem when this was first brought up. The resuscitated thread was about creating the previous incarnation in a new gem type, called "bloodjewel" or "bloodcrystal" or somesuch.
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