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Gemstone Designs - Gallery Of Gems

Smith Bar

Smith Bar

Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham / Fred Van Sant) Facets : 31

 

Aquamarine, Pakistan, #191

Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #191
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Pakistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 17.6 ct carats
Clarity : Slightly Included
Size : 20.8 x 12 x 9 mm
Price : 1760

Comments : If you like big aquas, this is one for you. It is cut in the modern classic Smith Bar design and has a wonderful and vibrant "pixelation" light effect. It has some minor inclusions and a small black needle. It is very bright and glassy. Quite an impressive gem!

Aquamarine, Pakistan, #191
Aquamarine, Pakistan, #191
Aquamarine, Pakistan, #191
Aquamarine, Pakistan, #191
Aquamarine, Pakistan, #191

 

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Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #155

Stone : Tourmaline Bi-Colour
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #155
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Afghanistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.45 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 8 x 5 x 4mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a lovely little bi-colour tourmaline from Afghanistan. It is a green-blue colour one end changing to almost clear the other. There are several small inclusions that are typical of tourmaline.


SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #155
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #155
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #155
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #155
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #155

 

Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #180

Stone : Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #180
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Afghanistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 5.4 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7 x 14 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : When it comes to Smith Bars, a rich green Afghan tourmaline is THE classic stone. There is something about this stone that so well suits the Smith Bar design. Perhaps it is the original crystal shape which is an elongated triangluar prism. This gemstone exhibits two tones of green, a sort of deep lime green at one end changing to a rich slightly blue green at the other. It is the perfect size and shape for a stunning ring, pendant or bracelet. It is very slightly included with some of those small fine vertical veils that are common for tourmaline which in this stone are difficult to see face up and do not detract from its overall beauty.


SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #180
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #180
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #180
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #180

 

Pink Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #364
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Stone : Pink Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #364
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 3 carat
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 9 x 7 x 5.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a nice pink tourmaline from Nigeria that is cut in the classic Smith Bar design. The pink flash is nice and bright and there are some lovely peachy orange flashes in there as well. The gem is well sized for a ring and it is cut in a calibrated size so it should fit a standard setting without any difficulty. I like the "pixelation" action in this Smith Bar design when you tilt it backwards and forwards. There is a very small veil in the crown but nothing that detracts from the appearance of the gem. A fine pink tourmaline gem!

Pink Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #364
Pink Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #364
Pink Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #364
Pink Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #364
Pink Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #364
Pink Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #364

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Smith Bar, Brazil, #177

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #177
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 6.4 carats
Clarity : VSI
Size : 8 x 13 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This gem has a very lovely blue tone and is cut in the classic Smith Bar design. It has a very fine silvery needle but other then that is eye clean. It is a nice size as well.

Natural Blue Topaz, Smith Bar, Brazil, #177
Natural Blue Topaz, Smith Bar, Brazil, #177
Natural Blue Topaz, Smith Bar, Brazil, #177
Natural Blue Topaz, Smith Bar, Brazil, #177
Natural Blue Topaz, Smith Bar, Brazil, #177

 

Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #130

Stone : Blue / Green Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #130
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Afghanistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.96 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 8mm X 10mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a classic blue / green tourmaline from Afghanistan. The colour saturation is excellent and there are definitely three distinct colours that I can see in this stone depending on the angle viewed. There is a nice blue (teal?), a grass green and a bright and lively lime green. This stone was cut from a piece of rough that had an open "C" axis and this is what gives it the bright lime green colour. This is an excellent stone cut in a modern, flashy design.


Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #130
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #130
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #130
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #130
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #130
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #130
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #130
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #130

 

Topaz, Smith Bar, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #259

Stone : Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #259
Design : Smith Bar
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 43 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 12 x 22 x 13 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A monster of a topaz... the biggest Smith Bar I've ever cut and seen. This big stone was found by a couple who came out with us on the topaz digging tour... they were over the moon when they dug this beauty up! Cutting big stones like this is a time consuming and very challenging endevour especially when it comes to polishing those big long rectangular facets. There are a few very fine silver needles in this gem. I've included some "action" shots to show you the original rough stone and the cutting process.

Topaz, Smith Bar, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #259
Topaz, Smith Bar, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #259
Topaz, Smith Bar, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #259
Topaz, Smith Bar, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #259
Topaz, Smith Bar, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #259
Topaz, Smith Bar, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #259
Topaz, Smith Bar, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #259
Topaz, Smith Bar, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #259
Topaz, Smith Bar, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #259
Topaz, Smith Bar, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #259

 

Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #43

Stone : Tourmaline
More Info Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2008
Item : #43
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Afghanistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 6.18 carats
Clarity : Slightly Included
Size : 14mm X 8mm X 6.5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a very nice tourmaline cut in a modern design. It has an apple green colour and is darkish towards one end, fading to lighter tone on the other end. There is a very slight feather veil on the bottom of one end of the keel and several small inclusion scratches near one end of the pavilion. Viewing the stone face up they are not noticeable. This would make a good men's ring. A fine gem.

See this gemstone being cut.

Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #43
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #43
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #43

 

Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #25

Stone : Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2008
Item : #25
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.11 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10mm X 5mm X 4mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This gem has nice sparkle and is cut in a modern design. Good green colours.

SEE THE CUSTOMER'S SETTING HERE

Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #25
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #25
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, #25

 

Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #92

Stone : Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #92
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.86 carats
Clarity : Included
Size : 6mm X 12mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A green tourmaline cut in a 2:1 ratio. It does have some of the inclusions that are common to this type of stone but still a good stone.

Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #92
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #92
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #92
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #92

 

Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #91

Stone : Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #91
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.1 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 5mm X 7mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A very nice teal coloured gem... quite a pretty stone.

Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #91
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #91
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #91
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #91
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #91
Tourmaline, Smith Bar, Nigeria, #91

 

Bi-Coloured Tourmaline, Nigeria, Smith Bar, #89

Stone : Tourmaline (Bi-Coloured: Raspberry/Gold)
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #89
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.6 & 2.35 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean & Very Slightly Included
Size : 6.5mm X 9mm & 6mm X 9mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : These are a top pair of bi-coloured tourmalines. The two colours are raspberry and gold and blend well. The Smith Bar design really works a treat with these gems. Even though one of the stones is slightly bigger, I think they are a good matched pair.


*SOLD AS MATCHED PAIR ONLY*

Bi-Coloured Tourmaline, Nigeria, Smith Bar, #89
Bi-Coloured Tourmaline, Nigeria, Smith Bar, #89
Bi-Coloured Tourmaline, Nigeria, Smith Bar, #89
Bi-Coloured Tourmaline, Nigeria, Smith Bar, #89
Bi-Coloured Tourmaline, Nigeria, Smith Bar, #89

 

Ametrine, Smith Bar, #22

Stone : Ametrine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2008
Item : #22
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 6.6 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean, 5/5
Size : 14.5mm X 9mm X 6.5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a beautiful ametrine stone with the colour evenly divided down the middle, with citrine on one end and amethyst on the other. It is cut in a modern design and has good flash and scintillation. It is suitable for any jewelry setting.

Ametrine, Smith Bar, #22
Ametrine, Smith Bar, #22
Ametrine, Smith Bar, #22

 

Citrine, Smith Bar, #07

Stone : Citrine
More Info Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2008
Item : #07
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 2 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7.5mm X 6.5mm X 5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a nice little stone with lots of flash, yellows and gold. It is cut in a modern design and has interesting rectangular patterns. It really is a charming stone and a good ring size.

Citrine, Smith Bar, #07
Citrine, Smith Bar, #07
Citrine, Smith Bar, #07

 

Citrine Madeira, Smith Bar, #96

Stone : Citrine Madeira
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #96
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Uruguay
Treatments : Heated
Weight : 2.6 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9mm X 7mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A nice rich madeira coloured citrine cut in the modern smith bar design. Great pixelation action!

Citrine Madeira, Smith Bar, #96
Citrine Madeira, Smith Bar, #96
Citrine Madeira, Smith Bar, #96

 

Topaz, Smith Bar, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #64

Stone : Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2008
Item : #64
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : O'Briens' Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.45 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10mm X 8mm X 5.5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A nice clean flashy O'Briens Creek topaz cut in a modern Smith Bar design.

Topaz, Smith Bar, #64
Topaz, Smith Bar, #64
Topaz, Smith Bar, #64

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Smith Bar, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #57

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2008
Item : #57
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : O'Briens' Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.5 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12mm X 6mm X 5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A very nice natural blue topaz from O'Briens Creek. The cut is a modern design and would make a great pendant. The colour of the natural blues from here easily rival aquamarine!

Natural Blue Topaz, Smith Bar, #57
Natural Blue Topaz, Smith Bar, #57
Natural Blue Topaz, Smith Bar, #57

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Smith Bar, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #95

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #95
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : O'Briens' Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 8.65 carats
Clarity : Slightly Included
Size : 10mm X 13mm X 7mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A big pale blue topaz from O'Briens Ck. The design is the Smith Bar and there is some good pixelation action happening in the stone. There are some small needle and veil inclusions in one corner but hard to spot. It would make an eye catching pendant!

Natural Blue Topaz, Smith Bar, #95
Natural Blue Topaz, Smith Bar, #95
Natural Blue Topaz, Smith Bar, #95
Natural Blue Topaz, Smith Bar, #95

 

 

 

 

 

 

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