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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 - Gallery Of Gems

Acorn

Acorn

Design : Acorn (Doug Menadue) Facets : 105

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Pink Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #456
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Stone : Pink Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2012
Item : #456
Design : Acorn (Doug Menadue)
Origin : Afghanistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.4 carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 7 x 7 x 6.8 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : If you are looking for a sweet, pretty pink tourmaline, this one is for you. This lovely pink tourmaline comes from Afghanistan which produces some of the finest tourmalines around. This beauty is a nice soft pink and it has a wonderful glow about it. The Acorn design gives this gem alot of life and it would make a very special ring, probably in a white metal. That would really highlight the pink colour and would look devine. In real life the gem is prettier and pinker then the pics suggest. It does have some very minor inclusions that are common to tourmaline but you really need a loupe to see them. A very fine pink tourmaline gemstone!

SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Pink Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #456
Pink Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #456
Pink Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #456
Pink Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #456
Pink Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #456
Pink Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #456
Pink Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #456
Pink Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #456
Pink Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #456
Pink Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #456

 

Pink / Mint Green Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #282

Stone : Pink / Mint Green Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #282
Design : Acorn (Doug Menadue)
Origin : Afghanistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.3 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 8 x 8 x 7 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A stunning candy pink tourmaline from Afghanistan. This gem has a wonderful appearance and the pink is fabulous and delicious... the pictures don't do it justice and the gem is much more vivid and flashy in person. There are lovely violet flashes and maybe a hint of peach but its very hard to tell. It is finely cut in my "Acorn" design which enhances the colour and also provides excellent brilliance and "fire". This gem will make a perfect solitare and is ideally suited for a white metal like platinum or white gold. It is eye clean and an excellent size and represents the highest quality material that Afghanistan is renown for.

This gem is actually a bi-colour having the main pink zone in the pavilion and a very soft mint green in the crown. One of the pics shows the stone just prior to being cut and the two colour zones can clearly seen. The proportions and orientation of the colours zones are perfect. In the finished gem the mint green does not really show up in the gem unless it is viewed from a side angle... you can also see it in some of the reflections. From the top you wouldn't know it was there and for all practical purposes it's just pink. This all adds to the uniqueness of this gemstone. In the other pic you can see the crown about to be cut... the mint green section can again be clearly seen. This is truely a fine gemstone all round.

SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Pink / Mint Green Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #282
Pink / Mint Green Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #282
Pink / Mint Green Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #282
Pink / Mint Green Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #282
Pink / Mint Green Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #282
Pink / Mint Green Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #282
Pink / Mint Green Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #282
Pink / Mint Green Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #282
Pink / Mint Green Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #282

 

Citrine, Acorn, #12

Stone : Citrine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2008
Item : #12
Design : Acorn (Doug Menadue)
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 7.47 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 11.5mm X 10mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This gemstone has a nice golden colour with a touch of smokey about it. There is good flash. As the name suggests it has a shape much like an acorn. It was designed as a ring stone and will require a custom seting made for it due to the depth and overall shape of the stone. There is a small feather veil inclusion.

Citrine, Acorn, #12
Citrine, Acorn, #12
Citrine, Acorn, #12

 

Pink / Clear Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #283

Stone : Pink / Clear Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #283
Design : Acorn (Doug Menadue)
Origin : Afghanistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 13.3 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12.5 x 12.5 x 12 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Well, what can one say about a gem like this other then that it's simply magnificent! I can use all the superlatives and still not come close to describing its beauty. Its a nice light bubblegum pink though for some reason when I gaze at it I keep thinking "princess" pink. Its a very bright and lively gemstone with lots of action and great fire... in the sunlight its dazzlingly blinding and under incandescent lights it really comes into its own. There are also some lovely, delicate violet flashes to be seen. The gem is cut in my "Acorn" design which gives a very classical shape, like those beautiful grecian urns from an earlier age.

Did I mention that its BIG! And not only BIG but EYE CLEAN!!! Eye clean gems of this size in tourmaline are as scarce as hen's teeth. This gem is also actually a bi-colour, having a clear zone in the lower part of the pavilion changing to the bubblegum pink as it moves up to the crown. Having this clear zone adds a really bright kick to the gem and keeps it nice and open. There is a pic of the rough stone prior to being cut and you can see the colour zones clearly. Like most pics, they never really capture the full beauty of the gemstone in person. This unique gemstone will make a superb addition to any collection... you'll be looking for a long long time before you find another gemstone that even comes close. Truly exceptional!

SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

* Suggested wholesale price per carat for a gem of this size, type and quality ranges from $275 - $400 USD.
The GemGuide 2009


Pink / Clear Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #283
Pink / Clear Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #283
Pink / Clear Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #283
Pink / Clear Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #283
Pink / Clear Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #283
Pink / Clear Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #283
Pink / Clear Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #283
Pink / Clear Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #283
Pink / Clear Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #283
Pink / Clear Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #283
Pink / Clear Tourmaline, Acorn, Afghanistan, #283

 

Peridot, Acorn, #169

Stone : Peridot
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #169
Design : Acorn (Doug Menadue)
Origin : Pakistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.1 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 8mm X 8mm X 8.5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A superb eye clean Pakistani peridot cut in the elegant Acorn design. This is a top class gem and it is rare to get peridot in any decent size that is eye clean. Good green tones. The photos show more yellow then what there actually is. In the sunlight this gemstone is blinding! There is excellent "fire" and "light"... it is a very dazzling gem!

Peridot, Acorn, #169
Peridot, Acorn, #169
Peridot, Acorn, #169
Peridot, Acorn, #169
Peridot, Acorn, #169

 

Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #269

Stone : Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #269
Design : Acorn (Doug Menadue)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 21.5 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 13 x 13 x 15 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This one is a beauty! It is a fine silver white topaz from O'Briens creek. It was cut for a customer who found it on one of our topaz digging tours. This acorn design creates an amazing gem... in the sunlight it is truely blinding! The profile reminds me of those classical Grecian urns. A very special and pleasing gemstone.

Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #269
Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #269
Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #269
Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #269
Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #269
Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #269
Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #269

 

Rose de France Amethyst, Acorn, #18

Stone : Rose de France Amethyst
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2008
Item : #18
Design : Acorn (Doug Menadue)
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 20.71 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 16mm X 14.5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This large stone is a pale variety of amethyst called "Rose De France" and has a soft, beautiful colour. It is suitable for any jewelry setting but due to its size I'd say it was more of a collectors stone. However, I think it would make a very interesting pendant if it was set in some sort of "bird cage". There is a very small feather veil inclusion near the crown. This stone has a beautiful, watery transparency which is common to this pale type of amethyst. The gem is very brilliant and is like an amazing swirl of light.

Rose de France Amethyst, Acorn, #18
Rose de France Amethyst, Acorn, #18
Rose de France Amethyst, Acorn, #18

 

Fanta Spessartite Garnet, Acorn, #220

Stone : Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #220
Design : Acorn
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.05 carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 6.5 x 6.5 x 5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : There's a party going on inside this gemstone and you're invited! This is a stunningly bright "fanta" orange spessartite garnet from Tanzania. It is cut in my "Acorn" design which turns this garnet into a dazzling fireball... it is as if the sun came down and decided to party.

The colour is devine and is that highly desirable "fanta" orange. These garnets are becoming increasing scarce as the deposits become exhausted and I personally think a very good investment because the prices on these will only go up. This gem would look fabulous as a solitare ring cause it surely will do all the talking!

There are several very minor small veils which you really need a loupe to see... they do not detract from the appearance of the gem at all. This is really a dazzling gem and one you will be very happy with.

Fanta Spessartite Garnet, Acorn, #220
Fanta Spessartite Garnet, Acorn, #220
Fanta Spessartite Garnet, Acorn, #220
Fanta Spessartite Garnet, Acorn, #220
Fanta Spessartite Garnet, Acorn, #220
Fanta Spessartite Garnet, Acorn, #220
Fanta Spessartite Garnet, Acorn, #220
Fanta Spessartite Garnet, Acorn, #220
Fanta Spessartite Garnet, Acorn, #220
Fanta Spessartite Garnet, Acorn, #220
Fanta Spessartite Garnet, Acorn, #220

 

Citrine, Acorn, #13

Stone : Citrine (Ox-Blood Madeira)
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2008
Item : #13
Design : Acorn (Doug Menadue)
Origin : Uruguay
Treatments : Heated
Weight : 7.14 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 11mm X 10.5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This gemstone is a rich brandy colour and has good fire and flash in its belly. As the name suggests it has a shape much like an acorn. It was designed as a ring stone and will require a custom seting made for it due to the depth and overall shape of the stone.

Citrine, Acorn, #13
Citrine, Acorn, #13
Citrine, Acorn, #13

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #120

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #120
Design : Acorn (Doug Menadue)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.1 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included *
Size : 8mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Quite a sweet little O'Briens Creek blue topaz cut in a design that I think resembles an acorn. I think its a very elegant, classic design and would suit a solitare style ring setting. The blue colour is very good.

* There is a very fine silvery spider-web strand style inclusion. It sort of looks like a spider-web strand that has dew droplets on it at dawn. It does not detract from the overall appearance of the stone.

Natural Blue Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #120
Natural Blue Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #120
Natural Blue Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #120
Natural Blue Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #120
Natural Blue Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #120
Natural Blue Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #120
Natural Blue Topaz, Acorn, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #120

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Acorn, , #133

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #133
Design : Acorn (Doug Menadue)
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.26 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included *
Size : 8mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A lovely natural blue topaz cut in my Acorn design. This stone would suit a beautiful solitare ring setting.

* There are some very fine silver needles at one point need the girdle and what appears to be a minor veil. These are not noticable face up and do not detract from the overall appearance of the gemstone.

Natural Blue Topaz, Acorn, , #133
Natural Blue Topaz, Acorn, , #133
Natural Blue Topaz, Acorn, , #133
Natural Blue Topaz, Acorn, , #133
Natural Blue Topaz, Acorn, , #133

 

 

 

 

 

 

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