Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - Precision Hand Faceted Gemstones Of The Highest Quality

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I have a large selection of designs of which only a small selection are shown here.
If you are looking for something in particular please contact me and I will assist you in finding the right design.

Gemstone Designs

Rounds

Fleur De Lis - A beautiful and unique gem design created by bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems.

Design : Fleur De Lis (Doug Menadue) Facets : 137


A beautiful and strikingly elegant design that combines complexity with a classic anqitue touch. This design is best suited for larger stones above 8mm in size.

 

Majestic - A stunning gem design created by bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems.

Design : Majestic (Doug Menadue) Facets : 105


I wanted to create a design that encapsulated a number of key design considerations and had a beauty and elegance that I found very pleasing to the eye. I didn't want it to have a straight severe pavilion like a Standard Round Brilliant, rather I wanted a more fuller and rounded profile, more... Rubenesque. It had to have a very high yield, enhance the colour and have excellent performance and pattern action. The resulting design is one that I am very happy with and it cuts a spectacular gemstone and has a classical elegance and style to it. Enjoy!

See a gem cut in this design here.

 

Bingara - A very modern gem design created by bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems. Inspired by sacred geometry.

Design : Bingara (Doug Menadue) Facets : 221


Here is one of my new design creations, it is a high performance dome design with 221 facets. It is based on a geometric sketch I did a little while ago when I was traveling around Australia and is called 'Bingara' after the lovely place where I was camped at the time. I took this sketch and modeled it into a new 3d gem design. This design is ideally suited to a large stone lightly coloured, like topaz, natural blue topaz, rose de france amethyst, citrine and the like. It would be perfect for a unique and stunning cocktail ring setting or a large collector's stone.

 

Kiss of Venus - A beautiful gem design created by bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems. Inspiration can come from many sources and many muses. This gem design of mine is inspired by our most beautiful of celestial relationships, that between Earth and Venus. With the sun in the centre, if you were to look at the orbits of Venus and Earth over a period of eight years you would see a perfect five petaled flower appear. During this heavenly dance, Venus would turn to 'kiss' the Earth five times. She is the brightest light in our night sky, the first to appear and the last to leave. When next you look up into the heavens and you see her there, take a moment to wonder and gaze upon our most beautiful dance partner... Venus.

Design : Kiss Of Venus (Doug Menadue) Facets : 91


THE KISS OF VENUS :: Inspiration can come from many sources and many muses. This gem design of mine is inspired by our most beautiful of celestial relationships, that between Earth and Venus. With the sun in the centre, if you were to look at the orbits of Venus and Earth over a period of eight years you would see a perfect five petaled flower appear. During this heavenly dance, Venus would turn to 'kiss' the Earth five times. She is the brightest light in our night sky, the first to appear and the last to leave. When next you look up into the heavens and you see her there, take a moment to wonder and gaze upon our most beautiful dance partner... Venus.

 

Kalli - An amazingly intricate dome style gem design with 185 facets. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Kalli (Jeff Graham) Facets : 185


This design cuts an incredible gemstone! The gem is full of life and light, the colours are enhanced and there is a sense of depth, a 3D space inside. There are alot of facets so it is a time consuming design to cut so it does require patience.
The design is made to be bezel set.

See a gem cut in this design here.

 

Spider - A fascinating gem design showing a spider. Perfect as a pendant. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Spider (Bob Keller) Facets : 192


This is one of those designs that is really only seen close to the gemfields among topaz diggers and faceters. Its a bit of a status symbol, owning one of these spiders... its kind of like having a red-tailed black cockatoo feather in your hat (its an Aussie Outback thing :-). The design is best cut in a large topaz so that the spider can be clearly seen, generally at least 14mm or bigger (which is why topaz is usually used). They make great pendants and that is how you'll normally see one worn.

See a gem cut in this design here.

 

Sunflare - A modern and very brilliant gem design created by bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems.

Design : Sunflare (Doug Menadue, 2011) Facets : 101


I designed the "Sunflare" to be an exceptionally bright design with a high degree of scintillation and dispersion... and it delivers big time! The dispersion is like a fire of rainbow flashes and fireworks going off. Imagine glittering party confetti sprinkled inside the gem continually flashing and shining. Cut in topaz it makes a diamond envious!
I very highly recommend this design.

See a gem cut in this design here.

 

Yin Yang - A modern gem design with the classic yin-yang motif. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Yin Yang (Fred Van Sant) Facets : 74

This is a favorite design of mine. It is lovely and graceful and has a simple elegance about it. The design has beautiful fan-like effects and Yin is frosted whilst Yang is polished.

 

PHI Flower Dome - An intricate and beautiful modern gem design with 161 facets created by bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems.

Design : PHI Flower Dome (Doug Menadue) Facets : 161

Gemstones cut in this design have an exceptional fire (dispersion) flashing through the dome crown.
The design is magic in natural blue topaz and the lighter tones of tourmaline.
"Phi Flower Dome" has a very high facet count of 161 which puts it immediately into a very demanding category of design to cut.

See Gemstones Cut In This Design Here

 

PHI Flower - - An intricate and beautiful modern gem design with 129 facets created by bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems.

Design : PHI Flower (Doug Menadue) Facets : 129

 

Acorn - A wonderful gem design created by bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems.

Design : Acorn (Doug Menadue) Facets : 105

See a wonderful customer setting here.

See Gemstones Cut In This Design Here

 

Standard Round Brilliant - The all time classic gem design. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Standard Round Brilliant Facets : 89

 

Bi-Centenial Brilliant - A bright and lively gem design. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Bi-Centenial Brilliant (Evan Williams) Facets : 97

 

Antique Round 1910 - One of my all time favorite gem designs. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Antique Round 1910 (John Broadfoot) Facets : 97

See a gem cut in this design here.

 

S.G.1 - A modern variation on the classic Standard Round Brilliant. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : S.G.1 (Pete Blackburn) Facets : 73

 

Mini Mint - A wonderful gem design for smaller gemstones. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Mini Mint (Jeff Graham) Facets : 65


This is a variation of the Standard Round Brilliant specifically tailored for smaller stones. With small stones, less is more.

See a gem cut in this design here.

 

Simple Portuguese - Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Simple Portuguese (Jeff Graham) Facets : 145


A nice and very effective variation on the classic Portuguese style cut. Works well in all materials.

See a gem cut in this design here.

 

More to come...

 

 

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