I have revised and updated my What To Look For When Buying A Gem page.
Have a read and let me know what you think. I hope you find the information useful.
#12059-6, Australian Green Yellow Parti Sapphire, 4.55ct, Cushion
#12059-7, Australian Green Yellow Parti Sapphire, 2.70ct, Round Brilliant
#12059-8, Australian Bright Yellow Sapphire, 2.38ct, Round Brilliant
#12059-10, Australian Blue Sapphire, 2.64ct, Baguette
#12059-11, Australian Blue Sapphire, 3.90ct, Baguette
#12059-15, Australian Blue Sapphire, 3.94ct, Round Brilliant
#12059-16, Australian Blue Sapphire, 4.07ct, Round Brilliant
#12059-18, Australian Blue Sapphire, 3.15ct, Baguette
#12059-24, Blue Green Teal Australian Sapphire, 5.60ct, Emerald Cut
#12059-23, Green Yellow Parti Australian Sapphire, 5.70ct, Emerald Cut
#12059-21, Blue Teal Australian Sapphire, 1.73ct, Round Brilliant
#1167, Honey Smokey Quartz, 15.71ct, Fantasy Cut
Yay! Everyone loves a sale! Because we're coming into the Christmas season I thought I'd have a little sale on a few selected gems. Check out the prices on these gems... there are some very fine stones at great prices! If there are other gems which you like but I have not marked down the sale price, send me an email and make an offer (a reasonable one). This sale only lasts until Christmas.
I have also created a new page for Parcels and Bargains. With the nature of the work that I do, I see and tend to accumulate alot of stones including parcels that for whatever reason I snap up at the time. The thing is is that I often tend to not do much with them. So I thought I'd setup a new page and offer them for sale. I've only just made a start on listing parcels so keep an eye out as more will be listed shortly.
#p1, Ceylon Blue Sapphire, 25ct, Mixed Ovals and Cushions
#p2, Lava Plains Blue Sapphire, 2.48ct, 1mm Rounds
#p3, Lava Plains Blue Sapphire, 11.33ct, 1.5mm Rounds
#p4, Lava Plains Blue Sapphire, 9.34ct, 2mm Rounds
#58850-2, Australian Sapphires, 4.49ct, 5mm Rounds
Some more beautiful Australian sapphires recently added :
#12147-7, Australian Sapphire, 2.64ct, Rectangle Cushion, Parti Colour
#12147-8, Australian Sapphire, 2.13ct, Trillion, Blue Teal
#12147-10, Australian Sapphire, 2.06ct, Round Brilliant, Blue
#121261, Green Sapphire, Rectangle Cushion, Rubyvale, Queensland, 8.69ct
#12112-1, Parti Coloured Sapphire, Rubyvale, Australia, 4.43ct
A couple of recent commissioned cuts for a client from rough they supplied.
These are a couple of fabulous gems! Great colour!
#1131, Rubellite Tourmaline, 7.43ct, Custom Hexagonal Dome
#1132, Green Tourmaline, 7.91ct, Tourmaline Special
I have uploaded an inventory of diamonds that are available for viewing by appointment.
Recently recut a large London blue topaz, quite a beautiful gem.
#1128, London Blue Topaz, 68.6ct, Rhapsody - Lizunova Variation
Congratulations to Alistair Kelsey on his win in the 2017 JAA - Jewellers Association of Australia annual awards where he took out the 2017 Australian Jeweller of the Year award. Alistair created a stunning multicoloured masterpiece which featured a beautiful 13.66 carat pink tourmaline as the centre stone. I was lucky enough to be able to cut this beautiful tourmaline for Alistair.
I offer a range of lapidary services to both the jewellery trade and the general public including repairs to damaged gems, repolishing old worn gems and recutting poorly done commercial and native cuts.
Celebrating the start of spring in Australia with my "Colours of the Outback Series" of beautiful sapphires! Just in stock is a fantastic new consignment of stunning Australian sapphires with colours that embody and capture the uniqueness of the Australian outback. Beautiful eucalyptus teals and greens, rich wattle golden yellows, deep glowing golden olives. Among these fine sapphires are some special "parti" colour gems.
#12141-1, Australian Sapphire, 4.51ct, Square Cushion, Teal Blue (Yellow Parti)
#12141-2, Australian Sapphire, 2.45ct, Supernova Oval, Bright Golden Olive
#12141-3, Australian Sapphire, 2.37ct, Oval, Golden Olive Green
#12141-4, Australian Sapphire, 3.21ct, Emerald Cut, Golden Olive Green
#12141-5, Australian Sapphire, 3ct, Round Brilliant, Bright Eucalyptus Teal Parti
#12141-6, Australian Sapphire, 0.99ct, Round Brilliant, Bright Eucalyptus Green
#12141-7, Australian Sapphire, 2.17ct, Trillion, Golden Olive (Colour Change)
#12141-8, Australian Sapphire, 3ct, Square Cushion, Golden Wattle Green Parti
#12141-9, Australian Sapphire, 1.30ct, Emerald Cut, Blue Teal
#12141-10, Australian Sapphire, 2.23ct, Round Brilliant, Wattle Yellow Blue Teal Parti
#12141-11, Australian Sapphire, 2.24ct, Round Brilliant, Blue
#12141-12, Australian Sapphire, 1.92ct, Emerald Cut, Blue Yellow Parti
#12141-13, Australian Sapphire, 1.52ct, Oval, Deep Golden Wattle
#12141-14, Australian Sapphire, 2.62ct, Round Brilliant, Deep Teal Blue Green
#12141-15, Australian Sapphire, 0.53ct, Princess Cut, Bright Wattle Yellow
#12141-16, Australian Sapphire, 2.45ct, Supernova Oval, Bright Wattle Yellow Teal Parti
#12141-19, Australian Sapphire, 1.57ct, Pear, Blue
#12141-21, Australian Sapphire, 1.38ct, Tapered Baguette, Blue With Light Blue Tip
#12141-26, Australian Sapphire, 2.33ct, Round Brilliant, Eucalyptus Teal
#12141-35, Australian Sapphire, 2.50ct, Round Brilliant, Bright Eucalyptus Teal
#12141-36, Australian Sapphire, 2.67ct, Round Brilliant, Blue (Slight Yellow Parti)
#12141-20, Australian Sapphire, 1.36ct, Tapered Baguette, Bright Wattle Golden Green
#12141-22, Australian Sapphire, 1.40ct, Tapered Baguette, Bright Wattle Golden Green
#12141-23, Australian Sapphire, 2.30ct, Oval, Golden Olive
#12141-24, Australian Sapphire, 2.52ct, Oval, Golden Olive
#12141-25, Australian Sapphire, 2.97ct, Round Brilliant Matched Pair, Eucalyptus Teal
#12141-27, Australian Sapphire, 4.40ct, Trillion Pair, Blue Green Teal
#12141-28, Australian Sapphire, 3.28ct, Oval Matched Pair, Blue
#12141-29, Australian Sapphire, 3.61ct, Emerald Cut, Golden Wattle Yellow Green
#12141-30, Australian Sapphire, 2.03ct, Trillion, Deep Golden Olive Bronze
#12141-32, Australian Sapphire, 1.70ct, Round Brilliant, Deep Golden Wattle Copper
#12141-33, Australian Sapphire, 1.97ct, Round Brilliant, Deep Golden Olive
#12141-34, Australian Sapphire, 2.76ct, Round Brilliant, Eucalyptus Teal
#1111, Mahenge Garnet, Tanzania, Freehand No Design, 3.17ct
Added some pics of the stunning one-of-a-king ring setting that was made for TOR, the beautiful 28.98 carat rubellite tourmaline.
Added some pics of the large Oregon sunstone setting.
#12112-22, Australian Yellow Green Parti Sapphire, Princess Cut, Rubyvale, 2.5ct
#12112-24, Australian Blue Sapphire, Round Brilliant, Rubyvale, 2.57ct
#12112-40, Australian Blue Sapphire, Square Cushion, Rubyvale, 2.97ct
Alistair Kelsey has set my 4.8ct Majestic Cut morganite into a truly stunning ring. Have a look at it and if you are interested in knowing more about this incredible setting you can contact myself or Alistair directly.
THIS RING IS AVAILABLE!
I've started cutting that incredible piece of Mozambique Seafoam Aquamarine, #r282. This is going to be a stunning suite of fine matched gems with a standout pair of 13mm Antique Rounds!!! You can see some progress shots by clicking on the links.
Added some very nice fossil walrus teeth and quartz carvings to my Carvings and Curios page.
#c14, Quartz, Bee Carving, Brazil
#c13, Quartz, Bee Carving, Brazil
#c12, Quartz, Bee Carving, Brazil
#c8, Fossil Walrus Tooth, Skeleton Yoga Pose Carving, St Lawrence Island, Alaska
#c7, Fossil Walrus Tooth, Skeleton Yoga Pose Carving, St Lawrence Island, Alaska
#c6, Fossil Walrus Tooth, Hawk Carving, St Lawrence Island, Alaska
#c5, Fossil Walrus Tooth, Hawk Carving, St Lawrence Island, Alaska
#c4, Fossil Walrus Tooth, Hawk Head Carving, St Lawrence Island, Alaska
#c3, Fossil Walrus Tooth, Hawk Head Carving, St Lawrence Island, Alaska
#c9, Moose Antler Natural Fall, Lizard Carving, Oregon
#c10, Moose Antler Natural Fall, Toad Carving, Oregon
#12112-26, Blue Sapphire, Rubyvale, Queensland, Australia, 1.57ct
#12112-28, Yellow Blue Parti Sapphire, Rubyvale, Queensland, Australia, 2.00ct
#12112-33, Blue Orange Parti Sapphire, Rubyvale, Queensland, Australia, 1.92ct
#12112-10, Blue Orange Parti Sapphire, Rubyvale, Queensland, Australia, 1.27ct
#1041, Sunstone, Oregon, Step Cut, 31.81ct
#1034, Rose De France Amethyst, Brazil, Sandalphonic Elements, 42.52ct
#r292, Morganite, Nigeria
#r293, London Blue Topaz, Brazil
#r294, Moldavite, Czech Republic
#r295, Sapphire, Umba, Tanzania
#r296, Sapphire, Montana
#r297, Sunstone with Copper Schiller, Oregon
#r298, Turquoise, Kazakhstan
Back from Tucson with some very lovely rough gemstones.
#r291, Golden Beryl, Brazil
#r290, Topaz, Ukraine
#r289, Amethyst, Uruguay
#r288, Imperial Garnet, Tanzania
#r287, Mahenge Garnet, Tanzania
#r286, Rhodolite Garnet, Tanzania
#r285, Tanzanite, Tanzania
#r284, Blue Green Tourmaline, Afghanistan
#r283, Aquamarine, Nigeria
#r282, Seafoam Aquamarine, Mozambique
#r281, Pink Tourmaline, Afghanistan
More to come...
Tucson Gem Buying Trip
Well it's coming up to that exciting time of the year when I'm off to the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral show, the biggest of it's kind in the world! I'll be heading over late January and will be looking for some beautiful gem rough to bring back. If you have something special in mind that you would like me to keep an eye out for please get in touch and let me know the details.
All the best and look forward to hearing from you.
Added a list of all the sapphires that I have available but haven't had a chance to photograph and document in more detail. If you are interested in any of these and would like more information, pricing and pictures then let me know and I'll send it through.
#987, Prasiolite, Four Square Brilliant, 25.14ct
#986, London Blue Topaz, Portuguese Double Rose, 19.90ct
#944, Smokey Quartz, Portuguese Double Rose, 21.42ct
#12112-14, Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire, Emerald Cut, 2.32ct
#12112-2, Australian Colour Change - Green Yellow / Purple Sapphire, Shield, 5.68ct
#940, Pink Tourmaline, Mini-Mint, Nigeria, Matched Pair, 3.93 tcw, 7.5mm
#938, Pink Tourmaline, Mini-Mint, Nigeria, Matched Pair, 2.84 tcw, 6.6mm
#r278, Rubellite Tourmaline, Nigeria, 36ct, Rough
#r277, Pink Tourmaline Nodules, Nigeria, Rough
I hope everyone is doing well out there. I have here a fine selection of some amazing Australian sapphires including some very special "black" sapphires. These stones are all from an old time digger on the Australian sapphire gemfields around Rubyvale. They are being put up for sale at this time. Have a look especially at those beautiful "black" sapphires. Enjoy!
#203132, Black (Blue) Sapphire, Round Brilliant, Australia, 10.27 Carats, 14.1x14.1x7.15mm
#203131, Black (Blue/Green) Sapphire, Round Brilliant, Australia, 6.58 Carats, 11.6X11.6X6.82mm
#102991, Black (Blue) Sapphire, Emerald Cut, Australia, 7.05 Carats, 12.1X9.4X6.4mm
#203439, Black (Blue) Sapphire, Emerald Cut, Australia, 5.25 Carats, 11.3X8.3X5.51mm
#2034312, Green Sapphire, Rectangle Cushion, Australia, 3.60 Carats, 9.6X8.45X5.72mm
#203437, Green Sapphire, Oval, Australia, 7.24 Carats, 13X10X6.23mm
#203438c, Yellow Green Sapphire, Oval, Australia, 3.06 Carats, 10.2X7.5X5.12mm
#102746, Yellow Sapphire, Round Brilliant, Australia, 1.16 Carats, 6.4X6.4mm
#203438a, Yellow Green Parti Sapphire, Oval, Australia, 1.53 Carats, 7.9X5.9X4.19mm
Collaboration Piece : Black Spinel Rose Gold Engraved Signet Asscher Ring
A recently finished commissioned piece that was a collaboration between myself, Alistair Kelsey and Lado Shvili. Read more about it and see the pics here.
New Design : Regulus Maximus
#889, Pink Tourmaline, Brilliant Royale, Nigeria, 2.02ct
#888, Pink Tourmaline, Antique Round Royale, Afghanistan, 2.67ct
#887, Heliodor, Supernova, Nigeria, 5.93ct
If you've got a few minutes spare, have a quick read of my profile at Courtesy Of The Artist. This is a unique gallery of incredible jewellery designers and artists located on the second floor of the Strand Arcade in the Sydney CBD. A number of the jewellery designers, such as Cinnamon Lee and Marina Antoniou, have used my gems in their wonderful creations. Drop by sometime and check out their work, it is truly an inspiration.
You can also view and download my brochure :
Did you know that it is possible to repair and repolish old worn and damaged gemstones. Give a new lease of life to Grandma's old sapphire! Click on the pics below to find out more.
I hope everyone has been doing well and keeping busy. I've been keeping myself nice and busy and very well occupied. I've been trying to get a few updates done to the website but its just a case of finding that elusive time. The best bet to keep uptodate on a daily basis is to follow my instagram page here. I'm posting things up here every day.
I've got a few nice pieces of rough and a couple of beautiful gems listed over the last few weeks for you to have a look at. I have also just got in a nice selection of Australian sapphire rough that I haven't had a chance to photograph yet so if you are interested in having an Aussie sapphire cut, let me know and we can discuss things. I also have in a selection of stunning Australian sapphires that have been cut (but not by me). These have been cut by other Aussie cutters on the sapphire fields and there are some really special stones. Again, I haven't had a chance to photograph them or list them but here is the short list - if you are interested in anything let me know :
4.5ct, 8.8mm, Square Cushion, Dark Blue Sapphire
4.46ct, 9.9x8.2mm, Emerald Cut, Dark Blue With Yellow Parti Colour Sapphire
3.3ct, 9.1x7.3mm, Emerald Cut, Dark Blue With Yellow/Green Parti Colour Sapphire
5.25ct, 11.3x8.3mm, Emerald Cut, Dark Blue Sapphire
2.76ct, 8.6mm, Round Brilliant, Teal Green Parti Colour Sapphire
5.1ct, 10mm, Square Cushion, Green Yellow Parti Colour Sapphire
7.43ct, 10.6mm, Square Cushion, Dark Blue Sapphire
3.6ct, 9.6x8.45mm, Rectangle Cushion, Teal Green Parti Colour Sapphire
4.3ct, Freeform Cut, Teal Green Parti Colour Sapphire
2.68ct, 8.6mm, Teal Green Parti Colour Sapphire
3.22ct, 7.8mm, Square Cushion, Teal Green Parti Colour Sapphire
7.25ct, 13x10mm, Oval, Teal Green Parti Colour Sapphire
#r276, Black Jade, Cowell, South Australia, Rough
#r275, Honey Citrine, Brazil, Rough
#r274, Honey Citrine, Brazil, Rough
#r273, Honey Citrine, Brazil, Rough
#r271, Rose Almandine Garnet, Africa, Rough
#r270, Heliodor, Ukraine, Rough
#r269, Peach Morganite, Madagascar, Rough
#r268, Lavender Amethyst, Brazil, Rough
#r267, Natural Blue Topaz, Brazil, Rough
#r266, London Blue Topaz, Brazil, Rough
#r265, Raspberry Pink Tourmaline, Nigeria, Rough
#r264, Pink Tourmaline, Afghanistan, Rough
#r263, Peridot, Pakistan, Rough
#877, Golden Beryl, Utopia Pear, Brazil 7.43ct
#876, Black Spinel, Signet Asscher, Weld River - Tasmania, 8.23ct
#879, Black Spinel, Signet Asscher, Rubyvale - Central Queensland, 3.33ct
New Design : Signet Asscher
New Design : Fleur De Lis
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