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#1445, Red Carnelian, Coat of Arms - Reverse Intaglio, 30.24 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 : Carnelian
Colour : Red
Item : #1445
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Coat of Arms - Reverse Intaglio
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 30.24 Carats
Clarity : Opaque
Size : 23.18X17.5X6mm
Price : NOT FOR SALE

I've been wanting to do my family's coat-of-arms as a seal stone for some time. This is my first attempt at doing a coat of arms and it isn't too bad but I need to do more of these coat-of-arms as they are quite tricky and challenging. The style of engraving is called reverse intaglio and these sort of stones are traditionally used in signet rings for putting the family seal in wax, like on letters and official documents.

If you would like me to do your family's coat-of-arms, signature or initials, feel free to get in touch. Ideally I would require an image showing the coat-of-arms so that I have something to work with.

#1445, Red Carnelian, Coat of Arms - Reverse Intaglio, 30.24 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1445, Red Carnelian, Coat of Arms - Reverse Intaglio, 30.24 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1445, Red Carnelian, Coat of Arms - Reverse Intaglio, 30.24 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1445, Red Carnelian, Coat of Arms - Reverse Intaglio, 30.24 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1445, Red Carnelian, Coat of Arms - Reverse Intaglio, 30.24 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1441, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 383.55 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 : Quartz Crystal
Colour : Clear
Item : #1441
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 383.55 Carats
Clarity : Slightly Included
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

This engraving was inspired by the beautiful artwork and scenes that are found on inro, a small traditional Japanese container. These were exquisitely crafted and detailed with various scenes from Japanese life and folklore. I have engraved this crystal with 16 falling Japanese maple leaves blowing in the wind and two koi fish on the bottom. I wanted to create a simple meditative scene from a Japanese garden. Within the crystal there are numerous wispy veil inclusions and I wanted to include these in the overall scene. I imagine these as mist rising off the koi pool early in the morning.

This engraved crystal would make a special and unique gift.

#1441, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 383.55 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1441, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 383.55 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1441, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 383.55 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1441, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 383.55 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1441, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 383.55 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1441, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 383.55 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1441, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 383.55 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1441, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 383.55 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1405, Sky Blue Topaz, Golden Domes Painted Carving, 24.39 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 : Topaz
Colour : Sky Blue
Item : #1405
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Golden Domes Painted Carving
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : Enhanced
Weight : 24.39 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 15.15X14.98X10.67mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Here is a sky blue topaz into which I carved some "golden domes" that I then painted. I wanted to do a little experiment to see how a carving would look if I painted it on the inside of the stone. It was quite an interesting and challenging exercise and gave me plenty of food for thought. I can see alot of of creative potential in this idea.

#1405, Sky Blue Topaz, Golden Domes Painted Carving, 24.39 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1405, Sky Blue Topaz, Golden Domes Painted Carving, 24.39 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1405, Sky Blue Topaz, Golden Domes Painted Carving, 24.39 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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#1450, Clear Quartz Crystal, Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 46.64 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 : Quartz Crystal
Colour : Clear
Item : #1450
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 46.64 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 30.8X13.71X16.40mm
Price : SOLD

A lovely natural quartz crystal that I have engraved with falling maple leaves and a koi. I like these nice simple scenes and the feeling they invoke - peaceful, serene and meditative.

If you would like to have your own quartz crystal carving just get in touch with me. If you have an idea for the carving I'd love to hear it. :-)

#1450, Clear Quartz Crystal, Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 46.64 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1450, Clear Quartz Crystal, Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 46.64 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1450, Clear Quartz Crystal, Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 46.64 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1444, Clear Quartz Crystal, Bamboo Grove With Koi Engraving, 36.95 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 : Quartz Crystal
Colour : Clear
Item : #1444
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Bamboo Grove With Koi Engraving
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 36.95 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 31X14X10.5mm
Price : SOLD

Here is a quartz crystal engraved with bamboo grove and koi. I was wanting to capture a serene moment, a quiet hidden place. I drilled and polished a hole near the top so that it is ready to wear as a pendant. I was very happy with how this one turned out.

#1444, Clear Quartz Crystal, Bamboo Grove With Koi Engraving, 36.95 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1444, Clear Quartz Crystal, Bamboo Grove With Koi Engraving, 36.95 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1444, Clear Quartz Crystal, Bamboo Grove With Koi Engraving, 36.95 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1444, Clear Quartz Crystal, Bamboo Grove With Koi Engraving, 36.95 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1444, Clear Quartz Crystal, Bamboo Grove With Koi Engraving, 36.95 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1442, Clear Quartz Crystal, Bunny By A Pond Engraving, 90 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 : Quartz Crystal
Colour : Clear
Item : #1442
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Bunny By A Pond Engraving
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 90 Carats
Clarity : Slightly Included
Price : SOLD

Here is a cute bunny by a pond thinking about nibbling a flower. I placed a hole through the top so it can be worn as a pendant. The cord is a handmade kumihimo braid using a traditional Japanese marudai.

#1442, Clear Quartz Crystal, Bunny By A Pond Engraving, 90 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1442, Clear Quartz Crystal, Bunny By A Pond Engraving, 90 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1442, Clear Quartz Crystal, Bunny By A Pond Engraving, 90 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1442, Clear Quartz Crystal, Bunny By A Pond Engraving, 90 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1439, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 166.7 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 : Quartz Crystal
Colour : Clear
Item : #1439
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 166.7 Carats
Clarity : Slightly Included
Price : SOLD

This engraving was inspired by the beautiful artwork and scenes that are found on inro, a small traditional Japanese container. These were exquisitely crafted and detailed with various scenes from Japanese life and folklore. I have engraved this crystal with a number of falling Japanese maple leaves and two koi fish on the bottom. I wanted to create a simple meditative scene from a Japanese garden.

#1439, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 166.7 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1439, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 166.7 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1439, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 166.7 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1439, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 166.7 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1439, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 166.7 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1439, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 166.7 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1439, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 166.7 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1439, Clear Quartz Crystal, Japanese Maple Leaves With Koi Engraving, 166.7 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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