Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I love Montana sapphire's

I just finished this beautiful 2.65 carat 8mm Montana sapphire,although the picture shows a bit more blue than in hand,some silk is fairly typical for these stones but if the stone is oriented correctly before cutting the effect can be minimized as in the case of this stone.
This one is already sold but I will likely be getting some more rough material soon.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Beautiful tourmaline ring!

I always love it when client's send me pictures of the jewelry they make with my gems.
I recently got this picture from my client of the ring he had made from a beautiful blue/green Nigerian tourmaline.Enjoy and feel free to contact me personally to commission a custom cut gem of your own.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New gems!

I just finished up this gorgeous hot pink/purple rubelite tourmaline from old early 90's stock.
There has been absolutely none of this material coming out of the mines for a good few years now,this is one of the smaller pieces from the parcel and cut out to 1.5ct and 7.3mm. vvs - flawless
This material sells easily for $800 - $1000/ct for larger stones but the blog price for this piece
is $825.00,if it gets to the website the price per ct will increase.

I had some time after finishing the rubelite above to cut some more of this beautiful large Montana sapphire,this image shows the crown of the stone rough cut,there are still three steps in the cutting process,fine cut,prepolish and final polish with 60 000 grit diamond.
This beauty is 8.12mm wide and I should get some time between commissioned jobs to finish it up within the next day or so.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Weekly specials!

Iv'e decided to offer up some gemstones on a "weekly special" basis for a while,please note that these stones will only be at the blog "special price" for a week from this post date unless someone contacts me after the week is up and I decide to give them the special price anyway.

Without further ceremony here are this weeks specials:

I'm offering this superb 8.2mm 2.4ct medium pink Asscher cut Cameroon tourmaline for $720 plus shipping for this week only,this is $240.00 off list price.See website Custom cut gems for more details.

This superb set of 7mm 2.5  hot pink Nigerian for $400,that's $50 off list which is low as it is at $450

This beautiful light 5.2ct Nigerian morganite is offered at $100/ct for this week,it's a nice big,bright stone with a gorgeous pink color,the high performance oval design has a short length to width ratio which prevents a lot of the tilt performance loss often seen in ovals,the picture really does this stone no justice at all.Irreplaceable at this price!

All Aquamarine's at approximately 50% for this week.I have listed the individual stones with a clickable link to the actual gem on the website for more details on each particular stone.

Aquamarine Q3 on the website offered at only $120/ct see website here for more details. Custom gem cutter

Aquamarine Q6 is also on special at $120/ct,a give away price for this beautiful eye shaped Nigerian aqua here Custom cut gemstones

Aqua Q5 also offered at $120/ct  here Precision cut gemstones

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sapphire's on sale.

I have decided to offer the sapphire's currently listed on our website at a substantial discount for a limited time,this is a great opportunity if there is something there you like.
Quite frankly I shouldn't be doing this because these stones are worth every bit of what they're currently priced at but some of these have been on the website for a good while...the reason,well most of them are under 2 cts and they are unusual colors like purple/blue instead of the royal blue that always seems to be in demand.
Personally I prefer the unusual colors,this is one reason the Montana sapphires are in such demand right now and that's because almost all of them color shift in some way or another.
These African and Australian stones are all guaranteed no heat or treatments of any kind which is another plus,something you rarely see with Srilankan sapphire's.

This very nice Australian blue/green stone is a bit darker than the picture shows but is a great size at 1.8ct and 7.6mm vs,$400/ct.

This amazing little vivid purple stone is really something that must be seen to be appreciated and weighs in at 1.2ct 7.2x5.2mm,it has some faint rutile needles which are not eye visible and do not impact the brilliance of the gem. $500/ct

This is a nice little Winza Tanzanian light blue very clean sapphire,
1.12ct and 6mm $400/ct

Please note that I still offer a full refund on these stones but require a maximum two day inspection period from the day of receipt.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Some new sapphires cut.

A 1.73ct 6.6mm Montana blue/green color shift sapphire on hold pending approval from my client.

A blue yellow green Australian sapphire pair- 1.76tcw 5.5mm,these would be suitable for an earring set or very nice accent stones,the left stone has some inclusions and the right one is vvs.
Please call or email us for pricing. Sale pending!

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