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Smokey Quartz, Concave Pentagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c35
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Hand Dug By : Doug Menadue
Item : #c35
Design : Concave Pentagon
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.8 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12 x 12 x 8 mm
Price : 430

Comments : This smokey quartz from O'Briens Creek shows top colour. I really do like the colour of this material, with its lovely chocolate/coffee hues. It has been concave cut in a Pentagon shape and this gem is a real performer. I hand dug this material myself at O'Briens Creek. A very fine and impressive smokey quartz gem and is a good size for a pendant or ring. Set in yellow gold it will be stunning.

Smokey Quartz, Concave Pentagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c35
Smokey Quartz, Concave Pentagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c35
Smokey Quartz, Concave Pentagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c35
Smokey Quartz, Concave Pentagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c35
Smokey Quartz, Concave Pentagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c35
Smokey Quartz, Concave Pentagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c35

 

Smokey Quartz, Concave Hexagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c32
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Hand Dug By : Doug Menadue
Item : #c32
Design : Concave Hexagon
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.5 carats each, Matched Pair
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10 x 10 mm
Price : 150 each

Comments : What we have here is a very fine matched pair of O'Briens Creek smokey quartz. This is natural untreated material and was hand dug by myself. It has been concave cut and this creates a very nice and bright effect.

Smokey Quartz, Concave Hexagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c32
Smokey Quartz, Concave Hexagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c32
Smokey Quartz, Concave Hexagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c32
Smokey Quartz, Concave Hexagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c32
Smokey Quartz, Concave Hexagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c32
Smokey Quartz, Concave Hexagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c32

 

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A beautiful large Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, Portuguese Double Rose, 16.13x16.13x16.15mm, 21.42ct, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2016
Item : #944
Design : Portuguese Double Rose (Doug Menadue)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 21.42 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 16.13x16.13x16.15mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A very beautiful and wonderfully coloured natural smokey quartz that I faceted in my Portuguese Double Rose design. This beautiful gem has an amazing colour and was specially commissioned. This gem has been set by Fealofani Elisara and can be viewed at the Courtesy Of The Artist (if the piece hasn't been sold yet. :-).

A beautiful large Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, Portuguese Double Rose, 16.13x16.13x16.15mm, 21.42ct, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
A beautiful large Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, Portuguese Double Rose, 16.13x16.13x16.15mm, 21.42ct, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia

 

Smokey Quartz, Concave Iris Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c33
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Hand Dug By : Doug Menadue
Item : #c33
Design : Concave Iris
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.85 carats each, Matched Pair
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 8 x 8 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A nice matched pair of O'Briens Creek smokey quartz. The design is a round concave cut. It is interesting in that it does not have a table, rather it has what you could call a crown culet. The overall effect reminds me of an iris. Very nice smokey quartz gems.

Smokey Quartz, Concave Iris Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c33
Smokey Quartz, Concave Iris Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c33
Smokey Quartz, Concave Iris Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c33
Smokey Quartz, Concave Iris Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c33
Smokey Quartz, Concave Iris Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c33

 

Smokey Quartz, Lampshade Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c100
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Item : #c100
Design : Lampshade
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 5.2 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12.2X12.2X6.6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Yup, this smokey quartz really is as cool as it looks. I love this design, it really does look like a lampshade and it creates the illusion that there is empty space inside, that you could poke your finger in. The colour is beautiful and this gem would suit the collector who wants something a bit out of the ordinary, or the designer with a creative imagination.

Smokey Quartz, Lampshade Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c100
Smokey Quartz, Lampshade Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c100
Smokey Quartz, Lampshade Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c100
Smokey Quartz, Lampshade Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c100
Smokey Quartz, Lampshade Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c100

 

Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #143

Stone : Smokey Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #143
Design : Weimar The Second (Fred Van Sant)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 22 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 13 x 26 x 10mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A big O'Briens Creek smokey quartz with those wonderful characteristic tones. The design is an interesting one and is kind of an elongated octagon and it works very well in this material. There is a very small veil inclusion in one corner but otherwise eye clean.


SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #143
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #143
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #143
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #143
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #143
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #143

 

Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c34
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Hand Dug By : Doug Menadue
Item : #c34
Design : Concave Square Cushion
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 8.5 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 13 x 13 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a superb smokey quartz from O'Briens Creek. Excellent colours and tones, very beautiful. The design is a very pleasing shape and overall this is a very fine gemstone. A great example of smokey quartz from this location.

It should be remembered that the vast majority of smokey quartz on the market has been irradiated to manufacture a very dark and lifeless stone. This material from O'Briens Creek is a very different beast and is completely natural and untreated. This allows the beautiful subtle mocha, coffee, chocolate and tan colours to really shine through. Take another look at smokey quartz and be very pleasantly surprised.


Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c34
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c34
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c34
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c34
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c34
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c34

 

Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c38
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Hand Dug By : Doug Menadue
Item : #c38
Design : Concave Square Cushion
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.75 carats each, Matched Pair
Clarity : Very Slightly Included / Eye Clean
Size : 9 x 9 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A wonderful matched pair of O'Briens Creek smokey quartz gems. This design works well as a concave cut and the gems are lively and bright and show excellent colour. The gems should fit a standard sized setting without any problems. This is material that I hand dug myself at O'Briens Creek.

Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c38
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c38
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c38
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c38
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c38
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c38

 

Smokey Quartz, Concave Octagon Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c36
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Hand Dug By : Doug Menadue
Item : #c36
Design : Concave Octagon Star
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 8.7 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 14 x 14 x 9 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This smokey quartz from O'Briens Creek is cut in a very intriguing design. It is a concave octagon star and it invites a creative setting design to complement it. The colour is excellent and shows off just how good this material from O'Briens Creek is. I hand dug this material myself at O'Briens Creek. The overall effect is like a starburst with light radiating out.

Smokey Quartz, Concave Octagon Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c36
Smokey Quartz, Concave Octagon Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c36
Smokey Quartz, Concave Octagon Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c36
Smokey Quartz, Concave Octagon Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c36
Smokey Quartz, Concave Octagon Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c36
Smokey Quartz, Concave Octagon Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c36

 

Quartz, Kalli, Brazil, #582
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Stone : Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2013
Item : #582
Design : Kalli (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Western Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 19.5 carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included / Eye Clean
Size : 15.5x15.5x15.2 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Here is the "Kalli Quartz", a first class gem cut in a very modern dome design which has 185 facets. The gem truly is something to behold. Quartz, the most humble of stones, can also be one of the most beautiful. I cut this bespoke gem for a client who found the waterworn crystal on her travels through Western Australia. It had special significance and requested that it be cut in the epic Kalli design. This design is a beautiful one, architectural and geometrical art. The gem was orientated to align with the natural shape of the crystal. The crown pointed up to the tip of the crystal and the pavilion towards the root. In the tip of the pavilion, the culet, there is just the palest of smokey phantoms which gives the quartz just a touch of champagne colour. It really is quite a stunning gemstone and one sure to become a family heirloom.

Quartz, Kalli, Brazil, #582
Quartz, Kalli, Brazil, #582
Quartz, Kalli, Brazil, #582
Quartz, Kalli, Brazil, #582

 

Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c31
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Hand Dug By : Doug Menadue
Item : #c31
Design : Concave Square Cushion
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.85 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 8 x 8 x 5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A nice O'Briens Creek natural smokey quartz. The rough stone was hand dug by myself and it has not been treated. It is a excellent size for a ring and should fit a standard sized setting without any problems.

Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c31
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c31
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c31
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c31
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c31

 

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 : SOLD

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!


SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

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

 

Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #382
Design : Six Ray Star
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.75 carats each
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7 x 7 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : These are a lovely matched pair of O'Briens Creek smokey quartz. The smokeys from here have those beautiful mocha, raw sienna colours the stones, and are full of life. The vast majority of smokey quartz in the market place has unfortunately been nuked and treated, resulting in a very dark, monotone, dull looking gem. But natural, untreated smokey quartz is a very different story. These are ideally suited as a pair of earrings and should fit a standard setting without any difficulty.

I have also shown some pics of the original crystals. You can see they are very closely matched in colour and where I have marked them to be trimmed in two. The gems were then cut out of the crystal tips.


Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382

 

Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #393
Design : Six Ray Star
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.2 carat
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9 x 9 x 7 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : O'Briens Creek smokey quartz is truely a beautiful stone, with lovely mocha and raw sienna hues, bright and dark tones. This smokey is natural and untreated and thus full of life. The vast majority of smokey quartz in the market place has been nuked and treated and sadly looks very dull and lifeless, with its plain monotone dark hue. This gem is nothing like that stuff, its flashy and vibrant... a fine gemstone. I believe the proud owner of this gemstone had it cut to match her puppy dog's eyes and coat.

Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393

 

Smokey Quartz, Huntress, Tingha, NSW, Australia, #268

Stone : Smokey Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #268
Design : Huntress (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Tingha, NSW, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 12.3 carats
Clarity : Slightly Included
Size : 17 x 16 x 10 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This big smokey quartz was cut for a collector who found the smokey at Tingha in NSW. This area is renown for its quartz and many fine specimens can be found here. There is a small veil in one corner of this gem but otherwise it is a beautiful example of smokey quartz showing the lovely rich tones that only natural untreated smokey has.

Smokey Quartz, Huntress, Tingha, NSW, Australia, #268
Smokey Quartz, Huntress, Tingha, NSW, Australia, #268
Smokey Quartz, Huntress, Tingha, NSW, Australia, #268

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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