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

Suites and Pairs

On this page are some suite ideas for gemstones that I think go well together. Have you been looking for something special... how about a matched set of earrings, pendant and ring... stones selected to compliment each other.

Pink Tourmaline, Mini-Mint, Nigeria, Matched Pair Perfect For Earrings Or Studs, 3.93tcw, 7.5mm, #940, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
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Stone : Pink Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2016
Item : #940
Design : Mini-Mint
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.95 / 1.98 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean / Eye Clean
Size : 7.50x7.50x5.22 / 7.54x7.54x5.35mm
Pieces : 2
Price : SOLD

Comments : Here is a very fine pair of very well matched pink tourmalines from Nigeria. They have been cut in a variation of the round brilliant design called Mini-Mint. They are both eye clean, bright and vivid. The colour is an intense pink and they would be perfect for a pair of amazing earings or stud. Matched pairs are quite hard to come by, especially such a well matched pair like these Nigerian pink tourmalines.

Pink Tourmaline, Mini-Mint, Nigeria, Matched Pair Perfect For Earrings Or Studs, 3.93tcw, 7.5mm, #940, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Pink Tourmaline, Mini-Mint, Nigeria, Matched Pair Perfect For Earrings Or Studs, 3.93tcw, 7.5mm, #940, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems

 

Pink Tourmaline, Mini-Mint, Nigeria, Matched Pair Perfect For Earrings Or Studs, 2.84 TCW, 6.6mm, #938, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
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Stone : Pink Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2016
Item : #938
Design : Mini-Mint
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.41 / 1.43 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included / Eye Clean
Size : 6.60x6.60x4.72 / 6.63x6.63x4.75mm
Pieces : 2
Price : SOLD

Comments : A bright and vibrant pair of well matched Nigerian pink tourmalines which have been cut in the Mini mint design which is a variation of the classic round brilliant. These beautiful pink tourmaline gems would be perfect for a pair of earrings or stud.

Pink Tourmaline, Mini-Mint, Nigeria, Matched Pair Perfect For Earrings Or Studs, 2.84 TCW, 6.6mm, #938, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Pink Tourmaline, Mini-Mint, Nigeria, Matched Pair Perfect For Earrings Or Studs, 2.84 TCW, 6.6mm, #938, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems

 

Peridot, Mini Mint, Pakistan, #512
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Stone : Peridot
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2013
Item : #512
Design : Mini Mint (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Pakistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.3 carats each
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 8 x 8 x 5.8mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Here is the perfect pair of earring stones. These two matched Pakistani peridots are a delicious green and ideally sized for earrings or studs. They are very bright and I'd say the "hand shots" come closest to representing them the best. Well matched peridots of this high quality are not that easy to source. Pakistani peridot is renown for being best in class. A fine matched pair of peridot gems.

Peridot, Mini Mint, Pakistan, #512
Peridot, Mini Mint, Pakistan, #512
Peridot, Mini Mint, Pakistan, #512
Peridot, Mini Mint, Pakistan, #512
Peridot, Mini Mint, Pakistan, #512
Peridot, Mini Mint, Pakistan, #512
Peridot, Mini Mint, Pakistan, #512
Peridot, Mini Mint, Pakistan, #512
Peridot, Mini Mint, Pakistan, #512
Peridot, Mini Mint, Pakistan, #512

 

Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
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Stone : Malaia Garnet (Matched suite of five stones)
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2013
Item : #508
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.5 carats each (matched pair), 5 carats each (matched pair), 10 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7 x 7 x 5.5mm (matched pair), 9 x 9 x 7.5mm (matched pair), 11 x 11 x 9.5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Ok folks, what we have here is a very unique and quite special offering. This is a matched suite of stunning RED malaia garnets from Tanzania! Large garnets of this exceptional caliber are scarce and these ones represent the cream of the crop. I have had a good look around and I have not seen anything else that even comes close to this matched suite of malaia garnets. The colour is RED, not raspberry, nor purple or anything else... just a rich, sultry red. The colour is very satisfying and it almost goes without saying that if you're that lady in red, these are the gems for you.

The gems are all eye clean and have been superbly cut and polished in the classic Asscher design. These gems warrant the best of settings and my goodness, what amazing jewels they'll make. The smaller pair of garnets are perfectly matched in colour as they come from the same piece of rough and are what I call "sibling" stones. That's something that sets them apart right there. You can see the original piece of rough
here.

The single large garnet is an awesome gem... it is a big stone! It is just a touch darker then the pair but has the same red colour. The original piece of rough is here.

These gems are being sold as a suite, I really do not want to separate them. I think it would be a shame to split them up as getting three magnificent, matched garnets like these together, well, it's not something that you come across every day. Its a bit like the stars aligning... sure, it happens but only once in a blue moon.

20/1/14 - Added a 7mm matched pair to make a suite of five gems.

Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #621
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #621
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #621




 

Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #505
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Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2013
Item : #505
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.3 carats each
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7 x 7 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : The Asscher Cut really does work well in natural blue topaz and this is a very fine matched pair. The colour is soft and allows the patterns of the Asscher to really show up well. These gems would make a great pair of earrings and would complement another natural blue topaz or an aquamarine asscher that you might already have set as a ring.

Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #505
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #505
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #505
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #505
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #505
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #505
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #505
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #505
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #505

 

Topaz, French Calibre, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #502
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Stone : Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2013
Item : #502
Design : French Calibre
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.7 carats each
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 6 x 6 x 5.2 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A nice bright matched pair of topaz from O'Briens Creek, however one of the stones does have a slight touch of champagne about it. They were cut to go with #500 and together they make a fine suite of stones. These gems should fit a standard setting without any problems.

There are pics showing the suite of three stones altogether to give you an idea of what they look like.

Topaz, French Calibre, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #502
Topaz, French Calibre, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #502
Topaz, French Calibre, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #502
Topaz, French Calibre, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #502
Topaz, French Calibre, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #502
Topaz, French Calibre, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #502
Topaz, French Calibre, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #502
Topaz, French Calibre, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #502

 

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Yellow Sapphire, Princess Cut, Rubyvale, Gemfields, Central Qeensland, Australia, #bb21
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Stone : Yellow Sapphire (Matched Pair)
Cut By : Bill Bradford, 2010
Item : #bb21
Design : Princess Cut
Origin : Rubyvale, Gemfields, Central Qeensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 0.16 carats each
Clarity : Eye Clean / Slightly Included
Size : 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.8 mm
Price : NO LONGER FOR SALE

Comments : A pair of bright yellow sapphires cut in a Princess Cut style design. Because of their small size, I'd imagine that they would make great accent stones, probably in a ring. One of the stones seems to be eye clean while the other appears to have a veil just under the table. You really have to look to see the veil and the colour and brightness of these gems more then makes up for this inclusion. They were cut from the same piece of rough so they are nicely matched.

Yellow Sapphire, Princess Cut, Rubyvale, Gemfields, Central Qeensland, Australia, #bb21
Yellow Sapphire, Princess Cut, Rubyvale, Gemfields, Central Qeensland, Australia, #bb21
Yellow Sapphire, Princess Cut, Rubyvale, Gemfields, Central Qeensland, Australia, #bb21
Yellow Sapphire, Princess Cut, Rubyvale, Gemfields, Central Qeensland, Australia, #bb21

 

Amethyst, Sunflare, Uruguay, #343
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Stone : Amethyst (Matched Pair)
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #343
Design : Sunflare (Doug Menadue)
Origin : Uruguay
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.9 carats each
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 11 x 11 x 7 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a gorgeous, rich and sultry pair of amethysts from Uruguay. These gems are representative of the finest colour that Uruguayan amethyst is famous for. They are cut in my bright and flashy Sunflare design and will fit any standard setting. These gems are dark and have those rich velvety violet/purple/indigo flashes of colour. They would be mindblowing set in gold and would make a totally fabulous pair of earrings. One of the stones is a touch darker then the other and both are eye clean. An exceptionally fine pair of round Uruguayan amethysts!

Amethyst, Sunflare, Uruguay, #343
Amethyst, Sunflare, Uruguay, #343
Amethyst, Sunflare, Uruguay, #343
Amethyst, Sunflare, Uruguay, #343
Amethyst, Sunflare, Uruguay, #343
Amethyst, Sunflare, Uruguay, #343
Amethyst, Sunflare, Uruguay, #343
Amethyst, Sunflare, Uruguay, #343
Amethyst, Sunflare, Uruguay, #343
Amethyst, Sunflare, Uruguay, #343
Amethyst, Sunflare, Uruguay, #343

 

Topaz, Princess Look Alike, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #303
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Stone : Topaz (Matched Pair)
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #303
Design : Princess Look Alike (Alexandre Wolkonsky)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.6 carats each
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7 x 7 x 5.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A bright pair of O'Briens Creek topaz cut in a modern Princess Cut design. These are a matched pair that would make a perfect pair of earrings. One has just a touch of blue however I think they work very well together. They are a nice bright silvery white.

Topaz, Princess Look Alike, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #303
Topaz, Princess Look Alike, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #303
Topaz, Princess Look Alike, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #303
Topaz, Princess Look Alike, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #303

 

Peridot, Round Brilliant, Pakistan, #368
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Stone : Peridot (Matched Pair)
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #368
Design : Round Brilliant
Origin : Pakistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.5 carat each
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 8 x 8 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Here presented for your viewing pleasure are two very fine Pakistani Peridot. Straight off I want to say that the gems in real life are lighter, brighter and greener then the pics suggest. The green of peridot is difficult to capture in an image and you will be very pleasantly surprised at how much nicer the gems appear in person. The colours and saturation of the two gems are, in my opinion, perfectly matched. The gems are both very slightly included but the inclusions do not detract from the overall appearance and are hard to detect.

I cut these gems as a matched pair, ideally for earrings. They are a calibrated size and should fit any standard setting without any difficulty. At night under lights these peridot gems sparkle and are full of fire, very dazzling. If you have been looking for a nice pair of peridots, I highly recommend these gems as they are very fine stones.

Peridot, Round Brilliant, Pakistan, #368
Peridot, Round Brilliant, Pakistan, #368
Peridot, Round Brilliant, Pakistan, #368
Peridot, Round Brilliant, Pakistan, #368
Peridot, Round Brilliant, Pakistan, #368
Peridot, Round Brilliant, Pakistan, #368
Peridot, Round Brilliant, Pakistan, #368
Peridot, Round Brilliant, Pakistan, #368

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #346
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Stone : Natural Blue Topaz (Matched Pair)
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #346
Design : Sunflare (Doug Menadue)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.7 carats each
Clarity : Very Slightly Included / Eye Clean
Size : 10 x 10 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : I really do love natural blue topaz! It is without doubt one of my favorite gemstones. This is a superb pair of nice bright natural blue topaz from O'Briens Creek. The design is my ultra bright Sunflare design and really looks quite stunning. These gems are a matched pair and would be ideal for earrings and will easily fit any standard setting. There is a very fine needle inclusion in one of the gem but it is very hard to see. A very fine pair of natural blue topaz gemstones!

Natural Blue Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #346
Natural Blue Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #346
Natural Blue Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #346
Natural Blue Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #346
Natural Blue Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #346
Natural Blue Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #346
Natural Blue Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #346
Natural Blue Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #346
Natural Blue Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #346
Natural Blue Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #346

 

Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361
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Stone : Pinkish Purple Spinel (Matched Pair)
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #361
Design : Mini-Mint
Origin : Mahenge, Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.1 carat each
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 6 x 6 x 4 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : These are a beautiful pair of Mahenge spinels. The have been cut as a matching pair and would be ideal for a pair of earings or studs. The size is calibrated and should easily fit any standard setting. One of the spinels is just a touch darker then the other. Both stones have some inclusions with one of them have a small veil that can be seen in the pic. In real life the veil and inclusions are not very noticable at all. The gems are bright and sparkly and at night are dazzling. A lovely pair of spinel gems.

Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361
Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361
Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361
Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361
Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361
Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361
Pinkish Purple Spinel, Mini-Mint, Mahenge, Tanzania, #361

 

Champagne Topaz, Maya Drop, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #365
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Stone : Champagne Topaz (Matched Pair)
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #365
Design : Maya Drop (Marco Voltolini)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.1 carats each
Clarity : Eye Clean / Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 11 x 9 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Another colour that is found at the renown O'Briens Creek gemfield is a lovely pale champagne. Where the blues might be one in a hundred stones, the champagnes are maybe one in five hundred. They are not that common and in all honesty, because they are quite pale they are often overlooked. Its not until they are cut and put along side silvery white topaz gems that you notice that, hey, this one's champagne.

The design that I have cut this matching pair in is a modern take on the classic pear shape. Its a fantastic design and works really well in topaz. The gems are cut in a calibrated size and I think they would fit a standard setting without too much difficulty. One of the gems has a very small needle inclusion but other then that the gems are nice and clean, lovely and bright. These are a very fine pair of pale champagne topaz from O'Briens Creek and would make a beautiful pair of earrings.


Champagne Topaz, Maya Drop, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #365
Champagne Topaz, Maya Drop, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #365
Champagne Topaz, Maya Drop, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #365
Champagne Topaz, Maya Drop, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #365
Champagne Topaz, Maya Drop, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #365

 

Umbalite Garnet, Round Brilliant, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #355
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Stone : Umbalite Garnet (Matched Pair)
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #355
Design : Round Brilliant
Origin : Umba Valley, Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.6 carats each
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7 x 7 x 5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a superb matched pair of lovely umbalite garnets from Tanzania. The colours are beautiful, being the classic pinky purple tones. The saturation is a medium light and gems look stunning in both the day and night. The two gems have alot of sparkle and flash and are nice and bright. One stone has a slightly lower crown but only just... I had to dodge an annoying inclusion when cutting it so that I could get an eye clean stone. The difference in crown height is negligible and once set would not be noticable. Ideally these gems would suit a pair of earrings or studs. A very fine pair of umbalite garnets.



SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE

Umbalite Garnet, Round Brilliant, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #355
Umbalite Garnet, Round Brilliant, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #355
Umbalite Garnet, Round Brilliant, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #355
Umbalite Garnet, Round Brilliant, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #355
Umbalite Garnet, Round Brilliant, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #355

 

Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #347
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Stone : Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #347
Design : Sunflare (Doug Menadue)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.2 carats each
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 8 x 8 x 5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : An ultra bright pair of matched O'Briens Creek topaz cut in my favorite Sunflare design. These are matched in size and weight and are ideally suited as earring stones. They really are very bright and sparkling gems and outside in the daylight make sure you've got sunglasses on. :-) Top gems!

Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #347
Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #347
Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #347
Topaz, Sunflare, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #347

 

Black Spinel, Mini Mint, Central Queensland, Australia, #324
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Stone : Black Spinel
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #324
Design : Mini Mint (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.8 carats each
Clarity : Opaque
Size : 7 x 7 x 5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A wonderful matched pair of round black spinels. The design is basically a round brilliant style. These gemstones are the beautiful glossy pure black that is the hallmark of black spinel. These are ideally suited for earrings.



SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE

Black Spinel, Mini Mint, Central Queensland, Australia, #324
Black Spinel, Mini Mint, Central Queensland, Australia, #324
Black Spinel, Mini Mint, Central Queensland, Australia, #324
Black Spinel, Mini Mint, Central Queensland, Australia, #324
Black Spinel, Mini Mint, Central Queensland, Australia, #324

 

Amethyst, Mini Mint, Nigeria, #270

Stone : Amethyst
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #270
Design : Mini Mint (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.5 carats each
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7 x 7 x 5.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A fine matched pair of Nigerian amethysts. This is lovely bright material and cuts a very lively gemstone. There is excellent dispersion and lots of action.

Amethyst, Mini Mint, Nigeria, #270
Amethyst, Mini Mint, Nigeria, #270
Amethyst, Mini Mint, Nigeria, #270
Amethyst, Mini Mint, Nigeria, #270
Amethyst, Mini Mint, Nigeria, #270

 

Rio-Grande Citrine, Victoria Cut, Brazil, #266

Stone : Rio-Grande Citrine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #266
Design : Victoria Cut (Fred Van Sant)
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : Heated
Weight : 2.2 carats each
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 8 x 8 x 7 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : An absolutely stunning matched pair of rio-grande citrines cut in the classic Victoria Cut design. If only more people realised just how gorgeous citrine is... the rich, velvety tones and interplay of colours, the unique personality of each stone is very perceptible. These two gems are matched and came from the same piece of rough stone... these I call "siblings". And just like all twins they are the same yet different. One of these gems was deep in the colour zone and the other had a little bit of zoning. This gives them an individuality and makes them quite special. A very fine pair of gemstones!

Rio-Grande Citrine, Victoria Cut, Brazil, #266
Rio-Grande Citrine, Victoria Cut, Brazil, #266
Rio-Grande Citrine, Victoria Cut, Brazil, #266
Rio-Grande Citrine, Victoria Cut, Brazil, #266
Rio-Grande Citrine, Victoria Cut, Brazil, #266
Rio-Grande Citrine, Victoria Cut, Brazil, #266

 

Merelani Mint Green and Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnets, Mixed Cuts, Tanzania, #suite8
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Stone : Merelani Mint Green and Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnets
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #suite8
Design : Mixed Cuts
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : Various
Clarity : Eye Clean / Very Very Slightly Included
Size : Various

Comments : This is a superb collection of fine fancy garnets. These are all what I consider "investment" gemstones. They are all over the magic 1 carat with several over 2 carats. The size and designs are ideal for rings or other jewelry settings. These fancy garnets : merelani mint green garnet and fanta orange mandarin spessartite garnet, are becoming scarcer as the deposits become exhausted. Garnets of this type tend to be small but very bright and lively with lots of dispersion and fire. They all glow at night and are a pleasure to behold... you will be pleased!

See the individual gems here :

Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnet, 2.2 ct, Under The Dome #5, Tanzania, #317
Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnet, 2.04 ct, Antique Round 1910, Tanzania, #316
Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnet, 1.36 ct, Emerald Cut, Tanzania, #315
Merelani Mint Green Garnet, 1.04 ct, Radiant Emerald Cut, Merelani Hills, Tanzania, #314
Merelani Mint Green Garnet, 1.7 ct, Acorn, Merelani Hills, Tanzania, #312

Merelani Mint Green and Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnets, Mixed Cuts, Tanzania, #suite8
Merelani Mint Green and Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnets, Mixed Cuts, Tanzania, #suite8
Merelani Mint Green and Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnets, Mixed Cuts, Tanzania, #suite8
Merelani Mint Green and Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnets, Mixed Cuts, Tanzania, #suite8

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Diamond Teardrop, , #suite7
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Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #suite7
Design : Diamond Teardrop (Charles Corvill)
Treatments : None
Weight : 33.6, 8.1, 8.1 carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included, Eye Clean
Size : 14.5 x 32.5 x 11 mm, 9 x 20 x 6.5 mm

Comments : This is a very special and beautiful matched suite of natural blue topaz. The design is a very elegant elongated teardrop which works exceptionally well in this material. The colour is excellent and well saturated for natural blue topaz, with fantastic chromatic flashes of every colour in the sunlight. At night, natural blue topaz really comes into its own... it really is an evening stone par excellence! This is a unique and superb matched suite of fine natural blue topaz!

See the individual gems here :

Matched Natural Blue Topaz, 8.1 ct each, Diamond Teardrop, #306
Natural Blue Topaz, 33.6 ct, Diamond Teardrop, #305

Natural Blue Topaz, Diamond Teardrop, , #suite7
Natural Blue Topaz, Diamond Teardrop, , #suite7
Natural Blue Topaz, Diamond Teardrop, , #suite7
Natural Blue Topaz, Diamond Teardrop, , #suite7

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Diamond Teardrop, , #306
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Stone : Natural Blue Topaz (Matched Pair)
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #306
Design : Diamond Teardrop (Charles Corvill)
Treatments : None
Weight : 8.1 carats each
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9 x 20 x 6.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : These two beautiful natural blue topaz make a fine matched pair. They are cut in an elegant elongated teardrop design that would make fine earrings. The colour is excellent for natural blues and there is alot of action and sparkle. I cut these specifically to go with #305 to make a matched suite of magnificent gemstones. These are unique and very fine gems.

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here.

Natural Blue Topaz, Diamond Teardrop, , #306
Natural Blue Topaz, Diamond Teardrop, , #306
Natural Blue Topaz, Diamond Teardrop, , #306
Natural Blue Topaz, Diamond Teardrop, , #306
Natural Blue Topaz, Diamond Teardrop, , #306
Natural Blue Topaz, Diamond Teardrop, , #306

 

Suite of Synthetic Cobolt Blue Spinel, #suite6

Stone : Synthetic Cobolt Blue Spinel
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #suite6
Design : Birdie (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Synthetic
Treatments : N/A
Weight : 2.2, 2.2, 3.8, 7 ct
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7.2 x 9.2, 7.2 x 9.2, 9 x 11.5, 11 x 14 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : The colour of these gems is an absolutely gorgeous, rich cobolt blue. These are intense, bright gems and the very modern oval design make them totally captivating. A very fine suite of matched gems!

See the individual gems here.

Suite of Birdie Synthetic Cobolt Blue Spinel, #suite6
Suite of Birdie Synthetic Cobolt Blue Spinel, #suite6
Suite of Birdie Synthetic Cobolt Blue Spinel, #suite6

 

Suite of Princess Cut Topaz, #suite5

Stone : Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #suite5
Design : Princess Cut Topaz
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : Various
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7mm, 8mm, 9mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a fine matched set of silvery white and very bright clear topaz from O'Briens Creek. They are all dazzling in the sunlight and have plenty of sparkle and fire.

Topaz, 2.5 ct, 7mm, Princess Cut (Matched Pair), #244
Topaz, 3.6 ct, 8mm, Princess Cut, #247
Topaz, 5 ct, 9mm, Princess Cut, #246

Suite of Princess Cut Topaz, #suite5
Suite of Princess Cut Topaz, #suite5
Suite of Princess Cut Topaz, #suite5

 

Suite of Madeira Citrines, #suite2

Stone : Citrine Madeira
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #suite2
Design : Round Brilliant, Acorn, Hor-I-Zon
Origin : Uruguay
Treatments : Heated
Weight : Various
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : Various
Price : SOLD

Comments : A beautiful matching set of earrings, pendant and ring gemstones. These are all madeira citrine and have a lovely deep rich brandy colour. From top left clockwise :

(a) Matched pair 1.9ct 8mm maderia citrine "Round Brilliants"
(b) 7.14ct 11mm citrine madeira "Acorn"
(c) 4.36ct 12mm citrine madeira "Hor-I-Zon"

Suite of Madeira Citrines, #suite2
Suite of Madeira Citrines, #suite2
Suite of Madeira Citrines, #suite2

 

Suite of Smith Bars, #Suite1

Stone : Mixed Gemstones
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #Suite1
Design : Smith Bar (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Various
Treatments : Various
Weight : Various
Clarity : Various
Size : Various
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a very nice collection of gemstones cut in the modern Smith Bar design. These are all exceptional gems. From top left clockwise :

(a) 8.65ct 10x13mm natural (pale) blue topaz from O'Briens Ck
(b) 2.60ct 9x7mm citrine madeira
(c) 1.10ct 5x7mm tourmaline teal coloured
(d) 2.60ct 6.5x9mm tourmaline bi-coloured (raspberry/gold)
(e) 2.35ct 6x9mm tourmaline bi-coloured (raspberry/gold)
(f) 2.86ct 6x12mm tourmaline green coloured

The two bi-coloured tourmalines came up really nice and even though one is slightly wider I think they are a good matched pair.

Suite of Smith Bars, #Suite1
Suite of Smith Bars, #Suite1
Suite of Smith Bars, #Suite1

 

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

 

Suite of Natural Blue Topaz, #suite3, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #suite3
Design : Signature #3, Brilliant Marquise
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : Various
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : Various
Price : SOLD

Comments : These two topaz are what I call "sibling stones" as they are cut from the same topaz crystal. They are both predominately a silvery white with blue colour zoning. The larger marquise gem has a much stronger blue colour zone then its smaller sibling... it came from the top half of the topaz crystal. Together they make a beautiful matching set and this is how I am selling them. I really want to see them kept together and I won't be spliting them up and selling them separately. When you see them together you'll understand why. The marquise is like a big sister and I can see it making a great and eye-catching pendant... the little brother will be the ring. They both have a very playful nature with the blue colour flashing and dancing around the gems. A truely delightful pair of gems!

I've included a picture of the original topaz crystal which I have already cut in half. From the side it appears clear but when you view the stone from the top you see the blue colour. Natural blue topaz when it occurs with colour zones is very sensitive to correct orientation in order to bring out the best blue possible.


(a) 8.64ct, 12mm x 17.5mm "Brilliant Marquise"
(b) 4.75ct, 8mm x 10.6 "Signature #3"

Suite of Natural Blue Topaz, #suite3, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Suite of Natural Blue Topaz, #suite3, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Suite of Natural Blue Topaz, #suite3, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Suite of Natural Blue Topaz, #suite3, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Suite of Natural Blue Topaz, #suite3, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

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