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#1615, Chalcedony, Scholar's Stone, 115.5 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Chalcedony
Colour : Blue
Item : #1615
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2021
Design : Scholar's Stone
Origin : Turkey
Treatments : None
Weight : 115.5 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean Translucent
Size : 40X44X17mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

I do love the soft pastel blue hue of Turkish blue chalcedony, it is something quite lovely to behold. When carved in this style it really seems to accentuate the stone's glow and translucency. This is a very fine piece of chalcedony which, as I began carving it, brought to mind those striking naturally shaped and weathered stones that came from certain areas in China and were traditionally appreciated by Chinese scholars. These scholar's stones were also known as Lingbi stones. So I decided to lean into that idea and tried to capture a feel of steep wind-swept mountains.

#1615, Chalcedony, Scholar's Stone, 115.5 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1615, Chalcedony, Scholar's Stone, 115.5 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1615, Chalcedony, Scholar's Stone, 115.5 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1615, Chalcedony, Scholar's Stone, 115.5 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1615, Chalcedony, Scholar's Stone, 115.5 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1615, Chalcedony, Scholar's Stone, 115.5 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1615, Chalcedony, Scholar's Stone, 115.5 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1615, Chalcedony, Scholar's Stone, 115.5 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1615, Chalcedony, Scholar's Stone, 115.5 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1615, Chalcedony, Scholar's Stone, 115.5 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1615, Chalcedony, Scholar's Stone, 115.5 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1615, Chalcedony, Scholar's Stone, 115.5 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1601, Chalcedony, Hydrangeas, 99.15 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Chalcedony
Colour : Blue
Item : #1601
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2021
Design : Hydrangeas
Origin : Turkey
Treatments : None
Weight : 99.15 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean Translucent
Size : 32X32X16mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

This fine piece of Turkish Blue Chalcedony was just the perfect colour for carving a bloom of hydrangeas. It was a challenging piece to carve but very enjoyable at the same time. I've always been fond of hydrangeas and their big beautiful blooms are just wonderful, there are some in the garden now. This carving could be worked into a brooch or another feature piece of jewellery. The blue chalcedony from Turkey is considered to be among the best of it's type in the world and it has a soft gentle translucent glowing quality about it.

#1601, Chalcedony, Hydrangeas, 99.15 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1601, Chalcedony, Hydrangeas, 99.15 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1601, Chalcedony, Hydrangeas, 99.15 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1601, Chalcedony, Hydrangeas, 99.15 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1601, Chalcedony, Hydrangeas, 99.15 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1601, Chalcedony, Hydrangeas, 99.15 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1601, Chalcedony, Hydrangeas, 99.15 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1601, Chalcedony, Hydrangeas, 99.15 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1601, Chalcedony, Hydrangeas, 99.15 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1601, Chalcedony, Hydrangeas, 99.15 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

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Chalcedony Green, Lazy Oval Dome, #67

Stone : Chalcedony Green Chrome Bearing
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2008
Item : #67
Design : Lazy Oval Dome
Origin : Western Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 5.3 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean, Translucent
Size : 14mm X 11mm X 4.5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : For a change of pace I decided to try faceting some green chalcedony that I've got. Usually this material is cut as a cabochon but I wanted to try something a little different to see how it turned out. This material was sold to me as untreated. It is a lovely green with good translucence.

* Recently on the gemology forum that I subscribe to, a fellow member stated that he also had bought a parcel of green chalcedony from Western Australia. He had sample stones tested by the GIA laboratory in Bangkok and they determined the stone to be natural and untreated chrome-bearing chalcedony. Pictures of the stone match with the material I have in colour and appearance. The chrome content makes the green quite vibrant. This, coupled with good translucence makes this stone quite special.


Chalcedony, Lazy Oval Dome, #67
Chalcedony, Lazy Oval Dome, #67
Chalcedony, Lazy Oval Dome, #67

 

 

 

 

 

 

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