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I have a large selection of designs of which only a small selection are shown here.
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Gemstone Designs - Gallery Of Gems

Phi Flower Dome

PHI Flower Dome

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.

 

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Rhodolite Garnet, Phi Flower Dome, #235

Stone : Rhodolite Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #235
Design : Phi Flower Dome (Doug Menadue)
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.8 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10 x 10 x 6.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a luscious rich red rhodolite from Tanzania. There are strong vibrant red tones with purple/pink/plum overtones and is beautifully eye clean. It has very good scintillation with eye catching violet purple sparkles... when I first took it out into the sunlight to admire it I was surprised by this violet sparkle as I wasn't expecting it. This is a very fine rhodolite and is cut in my own 161 faceted "Phi Flower Dome" design. I had in mind that it would look fantastic set in a solid gent's gold ring. This would certainly be a special setting if you went in this direction. A very beautiful gem!


SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Rhodolite Garnet, Phi Flower Dome, #235
Rhodolite Garnet, Phi Flower Dome, #235
Rhodolite Garnet, Phi Flower Dome, #235
Rhodolite Garnet, Phi Flower Dome, #235
Rhodolite Garnet, Phi Flower Dome, #235
Rhodolite Garnet, Phi Flower Dome, #235
Rhodolite Garnet, Phi Flower Dome, #235
Rhodolite Garnet, Phi Flower Dome, #235
Rhodolite Garnet, Phi Flower Dome, #235

 

Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #276

Stone : Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #276
Design : Phi Flower Dome (Doug Menadue)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 17.2 carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 14.5 x 14.5 x 11.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A large magnificent O'Brien Creek topaz. This design is my high performance and very challenging to cut "Phi Flower Dome" and imbues the topaz with exceptional brilliance and "fire".

Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #276
Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #276
Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #276
Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #276
Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #276
Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #276

 

Tourmaline, Phi Flower Dome, #129

Stone : Bubblegum Pink Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #129
Design : Phi Flower Dome (Doug Menadue)
Origin : Afghanistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.75 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Without a shadow of a doubt, bubblegum pink tourmaline from Afghanistan would have to be one of the most delicate, elegant and beautiful of gemstones. Straight off, I have to tell you that the photos simply do not do this stone any justice. In person this gem is light and airy, with a lovely, deliciously soft bubblegum pink and nice delicate tones in any lighting. In my opinion, this gemstone would be stunning set in either white gold or platinum as I think the white metal would complement it perfectly. The gem is eye clean and an ideal size for a ring. I have cut this in a slight variation on my 161 facet Phi Flower Dome design which gives it a bit more of a rounded dome look. This is a truely unique gem!


Tourmaline, Phi Flower Dome, #129
Tourmaline, Phi Flower Dome, #129
Tourmaline, Phi Flower Dome, #129
Tourmaline, Phi Flower Dome, #129
Tourmaline, Phi Flower Dome, #129
Tourmaline, Phi Flower Dome, #129
Tourmaline, Phi Flower Dome, #129
Tourmaline, Phi Flower Dome, #129

 

Rhodolite Garnet, Phi Flower Dome, #101

Stone : Rhodolite Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2008
Item : #101
Design : Phi Flower Dome (Doug Menadue)
Origin : Tanzania, Africa
Treatments : None
Weight : 5.86 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : An exceptional rhodolite garnet cut in a stunning round dome. This is a stone that is destined for a big chunky gold ring. It is not too dark like alot of garnet, lovely colours.

Rhodolite Garnet, Phi Flower Dome, #101
Rhodolite Garnet, Phi Flower Dome, #101
Rhodolite Garnet, Phi Flower Dome, #101

 

Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, #94

Stone : Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #94
Design : Phi Flower Dome (Doug Menadue)
Weight : 4.5 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10mm X 10mm X 8mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a great gem! The cut is one of my own "dome" designs so it will have a higher crown then usual. The brilliance and dispersion are excellent. The stone has a lovely soft blue glow about it.

Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, #94
Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, #94
Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, #94
Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, #94
Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, #94
Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, #94

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #115

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #115
Design : Phi Flower Dome (Doug Menadue)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.8 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included *
Size : 10mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A great natural blue topaz from O'Briens Creek. It is cut in one of my round dome designs and is a very brilliant and sparkling gemstone. This design has 161 facets!

* There is a very minor natural inclusion in this stone. It is what I call a "horsetail" needle inclusion because it is comprised of several very thin silvery needles coming together at one end, much like a horse's tail or a comet in the night sky. It is visible in one of the pictures. Other then this the gemstone is eye clean.

Natural Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #115
Natural Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #115
Natural Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #115

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #117

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #117
Design : Phi Flower Dome (Doug Menadue)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 8.2 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included *
Size : 12mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A very nice O'Briens Creek blue topaz cut in my 161 faceted Phi Flower Dome design. This design almost does my head in when cutting it... its a very challenging cut.

* There are some small veils on one side nead the girdle/pavilion but nothing that detracts from the overall appearance of the stone... the veils are very hard to see.

Natural Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #117
Natural Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #117
Natural Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #117
Natural Blue Topaz, Phi Flower Dome, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #117

 

 

 

 

 

 

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