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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

Mock Check Square

Mock Check Square

Design : Mock Check Square (Jeff Graham) Facets : 20

 

Citrine, Mock Check Square, #128

Stone : Citrine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #128
Design : Mock Check Square (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.6 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 8mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : I luv citrine! Its that golden colour that gets me. Anyone who says "Oh, its just quartz.", obviously hasn't seen a fine handcut citrine, especially one cut in this modern, flashy design. Each and every stone has its own beauty and personality and should be appreciated accordingly. This gem is a sweet little stunner and reminds me of a bubble-bee. :-)

Citrine, Mock Check Square, #128
Citrine, Mock Check Square, #128
Citrine, Mock Check Square, #128
Citrine, Mock Check Square, #128
Citrine, Mock Check Square, #128
Citrine, Mock Check Square, #128

 

Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146

Stone : Smokey Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #146
Design : Mock Check Square (Jeff Graham)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 12.25 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 14 x 14 x 9.5mm
Price : $550 AUD

Comments : Here is a monster smokey quartz from O'Briens Creek. It has those delicious "Raw Umber" and "Metalic Bronze" tones that look fantastic in gold. A top gem!

Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146

 

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Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #119

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #119
Design : Mock Check Square (Jeff Graham)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 22.4 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 15mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a dynamite stone! It is a very large O'Briens Creek light blue topaz which looks absolutely incredible in this flashy modern design. There is something about this design that just works in topaz. It is eye clean and something special! Awesome! :-)

Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #119
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #119
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #119
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #119
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #119
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #119
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #119

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, Brazil, #199

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #199
Design : Mock Check Square (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.25 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7 x 7 x 5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A sharp, clean Mock Check Square design. This is a very modern design and performs well and you'll find that you can't stop yourself tilting the gem backwards and forwards to watch the pixelation effect. A very pleasing gemstone.

Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, Brazil, #199
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, Brazil, #199
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, Brazil, #199
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, Brazil, #199
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, Brazil, #199

 

Suite of Natural Blue Topaz, #suite4, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #suite4
Design : Mock Check Square (Jeff Graham)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 24.8 ct
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 15.5mm X 15.5mm
Price : SOLD (COMMISSIONED)

Comments : These two exceptional O'Briens Creek Topaz were commissioned by a couple of friends out on the gemfields. They wanted a large pair of matching stones in this modern design. Each stone is matching down to the natural blue colour zone running along the keel of each stone. They look absolutely dynamite! The pictures do not do them justice. Due to the orientation of the stones the blue does not show very strongly rather it gives them very effective blue "highlights".

(a, b) 24.8ct, 15.5mm x 15.5mm "Mock Check Square"

Natural Blue Topaz, #suite4, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Natural Blue Topaz, #suite4, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Natural Blue Topaz, #suite4, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Natural Blue Topaz, #suite4, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Natural Blue Topaz, #suite4, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia

 

Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137

Stone : Smokey Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #137
Design : Mock Check Square (Jeff Graham)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 8.5 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12mm X 12mm X 8.5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A very nicely coloured and toned smokey quartz! This is not your average run-of-the-mill irradiated black/grey smokey that you see so much of in the market place... this is the real, natural thing. Smokey quartz can be a very beautiful gemstone when it is cut well and has just the right saturation. I couldn't name exactly what the colour tones were so I had a look at the colour charts for "Old Holland" painting oils and figured that the closest matches were "Raw Umber" and "Metalic Bronze". This is an especially nice smokey! It was cut from a piece that I hand dug myself in the hole that I have been working all season. I think this stone would be sensational set in gold!

A wonderful smokey like this would make a worthy addition to any collector's brag box... after all, when was the last time you saw a precision cut natural smokey in a modern design?

Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #72

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2008
Item : #72
Design : Mock Check Square (Jeff Graham)
Origin : O'Briens' Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 7.8 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10.5mm X 10.5mm X 7.5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a spectacular natural blue topaz from the O'Briens Creek fields near Mt Surprise. It has a very nice light blue colour that is natural and not caused by artifical heating or irradiation. The design is very modern, flashy and eye catching. These natural blues are one of my favorite stones to cut and the finished gem is almost indistinguishable from aquamarine and have an elegance that is theirs alone. This is a very unique piece of gem art!

Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #72
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #72
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #72

 

Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #105

Stone : Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #105
Design : Mock Check Square (Jeff Graham)
Weight : 6.94 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a very strongly coloured blue topaz. The cut is a very modern and flashy square design and exhibits what I call "pixelation"... kind of what you sometimes see on a stereo display. If you are going to set this stone, you will need to make sure that the corners are protected.

Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, #105
Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, #105
Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, #105
Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, #105
Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, #105
Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, #105

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #116

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #116
Design : Mock Check Square (Jeff Graham)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 6.1 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included *
Size : 10mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a very fine O'Briens Creek topaz. It is however not very blue, quite pale actually but works exceptionally well in this modern check design.

* There are several very very fine silvery needles in this gemstone and are almost impossible to see. Other then this the gemstone is eye clean.

Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #116
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #116
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #116

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #118

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #118
Design : Mock Check Square (Jeff Graham)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.5 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included *
Size : 6mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A smaller sized O'Briens Creek light blue topaz.

* There is a very fine silvery needle in this gemstone, other then that the gemstone is eye clean.

Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #118
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #118
Natural Blue Topaz, Mock Check Square, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #118

 

 

 

 

 

 

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