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#1479, Yellow Citrine, Scarab, 16.69 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 : Citrine
Colour : Yellow
Item : #1479
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Scarab
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 16.69 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 16.40X13.19X10.17mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

There is something about carving a scarab beetle that is soothing and meditative. The scarab has long been used as a symbol of rebirth and regeneration, a symbol of the Egyptian god, Ra as the rising sun, renewed every day and rolled across the sky and at sunset took it through the underworld to again rise the next day. This lovely citrine embodies the colour of the sun with a diffused glow that radiates warmth and strength.

This beautiful carving has been set as a pendant, see it here.

#1479, Yellow Citrine, Scarab, 16.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1479, Yellow Citrine, Scarab, 16.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1479, Yellow Citrine, Scarab, 16.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1479, Yellow Citrine, Scarab, 16.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1479, Yellow Citrine, Scarab, 16.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1479, Yellow Citrine, Scarab, 16.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1479, Yellow Citrine, Scarab, 16.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1479, Yellow Citrine, Scarab, 16.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1479, Yellow Citrine, Scarab, 16.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1479, Yellow Citrine, Scarab, 16.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1479, Yellow Citrine, Scarab, 16.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1447, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Scarab Beetle, 11.69 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 : Rose de France Amethyst
Colour : Lavender Purple
Item : #1447
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Scarab Beetle
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 11.69 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 15.79X12.49X8.12mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

This is a very lovely rose de france amethyst that I have carved as a scarab beetle. I have given this carving a frosted finish as I very much like the effect it has and this gives the gem a beautiful soft glow. I am very drawn to this scarab and I can see it set as a pendant or a ring. It feels really nice rubbed between the fingers.

Note that this is my very first carved scarab beetle and I wonder why it's taken me so long to carve it? Perhaps it's these strange times that make me feel drawn to creating a small talisman. Among other things the scarab is a symbol of the Sun and regeneration and the eternal cycle of life.

#1447, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Scarab Beetle, 11.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1447, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Scarab Beetle, 11.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1447, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Scarab Beetle, 11.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1447, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Scarab Beetle, 11.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1447, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Scarab Beetle, 11.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1447, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Scarab Beetle, 11.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1447, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Scarab Beetle, 11.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1447, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Scarab Beetle, 11.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1447, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Scarab Beetle, 11.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1447, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Scarab Beetle, 11.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1447, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Scarab Beetle, 11.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1447, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Scarab Beetle, 11.69 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1458, Red Rhodolite Garnet, Scarab Beetle, 13.00 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 : Rhodolite Garnet
Colour : Red
Item : #1458
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Scarab Beetle
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 13.00 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 13.78X11.35X7.61mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

I really love how good this garnet looks carved as a scarab beetle. It's a classic combination, red garnet and the scarab beetle. I'm thinking that it will be amazing set with yellow gold as a ring or a pendant. It has been polished and the gem glows with a deep inner red fire. A truly beautiful stone!

#1458, Red Rhodolite Garnet, Scarab Beetle, 13.00 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1458, Red Rhodolite Garnet, Scarab Beetle, 13.00 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1458, Red Rhodolite Garnet, Scarab Beetle, 13.00 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1458, Red Rhodolite Garnet, Scarab Beetle, 13.00 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1458, Red Rhodolite Garnet, Scarab Beetle, 13.00 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1458, Red Rhodolite Garnet, Scarab Beetle, 13.00 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1458, Red Rhodolite Garnet, Scarab Beetle, 13.00 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1458, Red Rhodolite Garnet, Scarab Beetle, 13.00 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 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 : Spinel
Colour : Black
Item : #1449
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Scarab Beetle
Origin : Rubyvale, QLD, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 16.58 Carats
Clarity : Opaque
Size : 16.33X12.03X7.62mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

I really enjoyed carving this scarab beetle in Australian black spinel. I had just finished carving a scarab beetle in rose de france amethyst and loved how it turned out, so the next logical step was to carve one in black spinel and give it a glossy polish so that it looks just like the real thing. It took alot longer to do because of the polish but I am very pleased with the result. I'm thinking that I will set it as a pendant and I have a design in mind for it.

The scarab beetle has long been associated with Egyptian and African culture and is a symbol of the Sun and regeneration and the eternal cycle of life. We have scarab beetles here in Australia and they are found all over the world. They play an incredibly important role in the ecosystem by virtue of the dung rolling they do. They roll dung into balls which they then bury. These balls are either used by the females to lay their eggs into or as food for the adult beetles to eat. The eggs hatch and so the cycle of life continues.

#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1449, Black Spinel, Scarab Beetle, 16.58 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Jewel

Design : Scarab Cufflinks
Designed By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Metal : 18K Yellow Gold
Item : #bgj107

Stones

Stone : Black Spinel
Design : Scarab
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Origin : Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australia
Colour : Black
Weight : 16.12, 15.81 Carats
Clarity : Opaque
Size : 6x12mm
Price : Available exclusively from COURTESY OF THE ARTIST


Now these cufflinks I am absolutely in love with! These are the classic pair of black scarab cufflinks made in 18k yellow gold. I carved these matching scarabs out of natural Australian black spinel which is found on the Central Queensland gemfields around Rubyvale, the same region where our stunning sapphires are unearthed. I've always been fascinated by the scarab beetle and it's ancient symbolism and scarab gems have been worn as jewellery since antiquity, particularly in Egypt.

These beautiful timeless black spinel scarab cufflinks would suit any occasion from formal wear through to smart casual.

For all enquiries please contact COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
located in the Strand Arcade in the heart of the Sydney CBD.

#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

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