Monday, May 11, 2015

Something exotic!

I cut this beautiful old stock Nigerian rubelite recently,this material is very hard to find especially in the last few years as the mines have not produced any new material for a very long time and what is available is jealously guarded in a few select collections.
The gem is a nice medium untreated hot pink with purple highlights.Natural rubelite will usually have some purple in the stronger colors,unlike the red/red heated and irradiated material you see so much of these days and quite honestly red/red doesn't occur naturally in tourmaline except in the rarest of occasions.
The stone is flawless and weighs 6.1 carats 12.74x11.28,it would make a gorgeous big ring stone or is equally well suited for a pendant stone.Call or email for price.

Custom cut gemstones

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A few new stones.

Here's a few new gems I cut which will be available at my 'Pre website listing' price's,I'm making this a standard practice from now on to offer my valued regular clients 'first dibs' on newly cut gems at a quick sale price.

First up is an exceptional Umbalite garnet pair from Tanzania at 5.9mm and 2.0 cts total.
These light bubblegum pink calibrated stones are in one of my very favorite bright designs and really pop,clarity is vvs - flawless.Of course garnet in this tone and saturation is not easy to find,I would use the term 'rare' but that is relative.
Available for a limited time at $365.00 These gems have since sold.

Next up is this nineties mined,old stock hot pink rubelite tourmaline from Nigeria,the color of this stone is the classic deep hot color which gave rubelite it's name,I quite honestly have not seen any of this rare material around for a very long time,this is one of the smaller pieces I managed to acquire recently,I have only one much larger stone still to cut.Specs for this beauty is 7.4mm, 1.5ct vvs
and offered at $1200.00 for a limited time.

Custom Cut Gems