All player faces roster (with real life teams, names, coaches, prospects)
Hi guys, I just uploaded to community rosters (waiting for validation) my "all-in-one" rosters, here are the features:
"Reichl's AIO rosters 1.0"
- all players faces (with transparent background)
- all headcoaches faces (and some others, will try to add all coaches in future)
- added 9 prospects for 2020 draft and 8 for 2021 (of course all have their faces)
- removed free agent players with no future in NHL or already retired players (so now everyone left has their real name and face)
- all NHL and AHL teams names and logos, retired player numbers and stats for current players
- no rating or potential updates for players under contract (will update in next version)
Based on dizcreet13 and gothegr8 (kovacro, user 6148 and Blaskin94) rosters. I added / fixed around 200 new profile pictures, created 17 prospects and removed "inactive" free agent players. All faces now have transparent background and are in right aspect ratio (1:1). Also now I hate some players because of their hairstyle on theirs headshots😬
Feel free to use this vanilla version of roster (1.0) as base to your own community rosters, I didnt touch any trades or player potential / rating in that regard.
Tested with classic and expansion career, everything is working.
In next version I will be updating players potential and ratings for all teams based on previous two seasons (18-19 and 19-20). Also want to add all missing prospects in system for all teams, and also add more prospects for upcoming drafts. And lastly I will try to keep this rosters updated with all trades and free agency moves as they happen IRL.
Feel free to leave any suggestion. Enjoy. UPDATE
rosters 1.0 are now available
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Interview Series #10: Barbra Voltaire, Gemologist, Jewelry Historian, and Gem Education Advocate
I had the pleasure of speaking with Barbra Voltaire ( u/angry-jellybean
), the owner of https://www.sfgemlab.com/
, gemologist, jewelry historian, and founder of Gemology Online, which contains the major database Gemology Project (you may remember this from our very first subreddit contest). I got to ask her a few questions about running a gem lab, jewelry history and Gemology Online. If you have questions for Barbra, please ask in the comments! Can you tell us a bit about why you decided to start your own lab rather than working for a major lab like the GIA?
I live in San Francisco and wanted to remain here. [The GIA] are normally open to hire in the diamond grading department, but my passion is colored stones and jewelry history. Diamond grading is rather robotic. Every retail store I have worked with always had me doing appraisals, gem identification, quality control, etc. Are there any differences between working with a private gemologist than a major lab? How much time does it take to identify a gemstone?
About 25 years ago I started compiling instruments to make sure I had an arsenal that would enable me to identify most everything that came across my desk. That eventually led to self-employment.
All the work I do is by appointment, in the client’s presence while they watch. There is never a need to leave jewelry or gems for a later pickup. What is the strangest/most interesting stone you have come across in your time as a gemologist?
Most gem identification can be done within a few minutes. Initial screening is done with a GemmoRaman Photoluminescent spectroscope. The Raman can usually positively identify a gem within seconds but can not determine if it is natural or synthetic. That is done with microscopic observation and use of other standard gemological instruments when necessary.
The exception is diamond. All diamonds are screened with the MagiLabs EXA Diamond screener to separate natural from synthetic.
Hauyne from the Eifel in Germany…BUT, some years ago, I was working with a store who purchased a platinum ring, stamped Tiffany & Co. with a large central stone represented as a Kashmir sapphire. They were over the moon as they picked it up for a song. High 5s all around. They wanted me to check it out before sending it to the GIA as they suspected it was not only a Kashmir but unheated as well. I noticed "jewelry historian" amongst your credentials-can you tell me a bit about your experience in studying history of jewelry and if you specialize in anything in particular?
“Anyone do an RI on this stone?” I asked. “Look at it! What else could it be?” was the response.
Long story short, it was the finest gemmy blue kyanite I’d ever seen. The perils of sight ID.
I started out as an Art major in university but switched over to Geology mid stream with a minor in Art History. While I was in school I met a fellow classmate with a passion for period pieces of jewelry. We started hanging out together scouring antique shops, pawn shops and flea markets. We focused on Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian (Belle Epoque) and Deco pieces familiarizing ourselves with maker’s marks, hallmarks and methods of manufacture one would expect to see during certain periods of history. I know fashion in clothing goes through cycles. Do you see the same trend in jewelry?
In the early 80’s I quit my job, packed my suitcase with my most outlandishly fashionable Madonna-inspired threads, filled my purse with vintage and antique jewelry and headed for London where I remained for a year+. Buying mostly in the litany of daily street markets and traveling to Germany to sell.
Jewelry IS fashion. I find the history of fashion far more accurate and insightful than political history as it reflects culture. Physical adornment is inherent to our species. What are some historical influences you see in current fashion trends?
One can look at a piece of jewelry and usually determine within a decade or two when it was made.
Just like a jacket, dress or a pair of shoes. Materials used, method of manufacture, design etc.
Edwardian and Art Deco inspired rings are currently very fashionable. Every manufacturer offers variations of these designs. The “halo” style sprouted from this seed. The difference is original Edwardian platinum/diamond jewels focused on neck treatments, not rings, because it brought attention to the plunging necklines replacing heavy Victorian attire. Myself and some of the other collectors
The white gold pieces introduced during WWI were often die-struck and assembled. I don’t think anyone is interested in bringing back die-striking except for some manufacturers who have been using the same dies for a century+.
Art Nouveau inspirations come and go. The more pedestrian examples have been reproduced since the hip & groovy 60s. Many metal clay artisans are designing unique art nouveau inspired pieces.
Etruscan revival granulation has had several revivals. Since archaeologists first unearthed ancient Etruscan tombs in the mid 1800s dating back to the first millennium BC, the aesthetics were an inspiration to designers from that point on. The actual technique the Etruscans used for granulation was not discovered until quite recently. The process of hard colloidal soldering has a steep learning curve, is time consuming and uses high karatage gold. Kent Raible’s contemporary award-winning designs lead the pack IMO.
Mid-century Modern Studio Art has never really gone out of fashion since its inception. Minimalist, artsy hand fabricated!Large mid-century Retro statement rings see a lot of the red carpet, but they are the original pieces. During WWII our military was looking for elements, which might help the war effort and discovered some important gem deposits in Brazil. Rose gold was used as part of a Victorian revival going on simultaneously. Although rose gold has come back in a big way in the last decade, these oversized statement rings are not being replicated today probably because the abundance of oversized gems has dried up.
( u/Saucydumplingstime u/tambourinequeen
) have been chatting a lot about milgrain and "beading" on jewelry lately. Can you tell us a bit about where that is from?
The first time I saw this sort of beaded edge or border was on pieces dating from the early 1900s but I have heard milgrain earrings have been documented as being popular in Asia dating back a thousand years. You obviously have put a ton of time and work into Gemology Online. When did you get the idea to start that forum, and who was the intended audience?
Milgraining in the early 1900’s softened the design and made it suited to accessorize the light, gauzy, lacey pastels, haute couture of the time.
20+ years ago I started taking web design and coding classes. I needed a theme for my final project. I also had the intention to make the GemologyProject.com, a wiki platform, into an educational gem site. I believe information should be freely available to anyone interested. The interweb agrees. What are some resources you'd like to make beginning gem collectors/enthusiasts aware of for beginning their education (websites, books, etc)?
Most enthusiasts and hobbyists cannot afford to sign up for the GIA or Gem-A. I always suggest buying and downloading The Handbook of Gemmology: http://handbookofgemmology.com/store.html, $49
Thank you so much to Barbra for joining us and being willing take questions. Barbra has had an expansive career and I was only able to scratch the surface of her expertise, so please ask if you have any questions about gem identification, gem education, jewelry, or other topics!
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