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#1724, Smokey Smokey Quartz, Mock Check Square, 3 Carat - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Colour : Smokey
Item : #1724
Design : Mock Check Square
Origin : O'Briens Creek, QLD, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 8.83 Carat
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12.01X12.10X9.26mm
Price : SOLD

A beautiful piece of O'Briens Creek smokey quartz cut in a very modern Square design. This design makes a very dynamic and fascinating gemstone with a mesmerising pixel-like play of light and pattern.

#1724, Smokey Smokey Quartz, Mock Check Square, 8.83 Carat - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1724, Smokey Smokey Quartz, Mock Check Square, 8.83 Carat - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1724, Smokey Smokey Quartz, Mock Check Square, 8.83 Carat - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1724, Smokey Smokey Quartz, Mock Check Square, 8.83 Carat - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1724, Smokey Smokey Quartz, Mock Check Square, 8.83 Carat - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1698, Smokey Quartz, Mount Horai, 223.60 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 : Smokey Quartz
Colour : Smokey
Item : #1698
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2022
Design : Mount Horai
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 223.60 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 43X37X26mm
Price : CLICK FOR PRICING

This carving was inspired by the Japanese and Chinese legend of the island of the immortals known as Mount Horai. This is an island where it is said that the immortals reside and is often pictued with mighty waves crashing against the steep rough cliffs.

On one side of this carving I have portrayed a steep island with three pine trees and on the reverse there are powerful waves crashing against it. For the wave I took inspiration from the famous Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai. In my carving I also have the wave throwing up a large pearl.

#1698, Smokey Quartz, Mount Horai, 223.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1698, Smokey Quartz, Mount Horai, 223.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1698, Smokey Quartz, Mount Horai, 223.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1698, Smokey Quartz, Mount Horai, 223.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1698, Smokey Quartz, Mount Horai, 223.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1698, Smokey Quartz, Mount Horai, 223.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1698, Smokey Quartz, Mount Horai, 223.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1698, Smokey Quartz, Mount Horai, 223.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1698, Smokey Quartz, Mount Horai, 223.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1698, Smokey Quartz, Mount Horai, 223.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1698, Smokey Quartz, Mount Horai, 223.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1698, Smokey Quartz, Mount Horai, 223.60 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1688, Smokey Quartz, Celestial Bubbles, 112 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 : Smokey Quartz
Colour : Smokey
Item : #1688
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2022
Design : Celestial Bubbles
Origin : O'Briens Creek, QLD, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 112 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 40x25x18mm
Price : CLICK FOR PRICING

A big bold addition to my Celestial Bubbles series, this lovely natural smokey quartz comes from the O'Briens Creek gemfields in Far North Queensland. It has beautiful smokey hues with some wispy inclusions that are common to quartz crystals and fade out as they approach what was the gemmy tip of the crystal. The pieces in this series are related to my Psychonaut series and embody a celestial vista. I really like the optical effects that are created by the polished bubbles and are endlessly fascinating and everchanging as you move the gem around.

#1688, Smokey Quartz, Celestial Bubbles, 112 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1688, Smokey Quartz, Celestial Bubbles, 112 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1688, Smokey Quartz, Celestial Bubbles, 112 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1688, Smokey Quartz, Celestial Bubbles, 112 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1688, Smokey Quartz, Celestial Bubbles, 112 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1688, Smokey Quartz, Celestial Bubbles, 112 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1688, Smokey Quartz, Celestial Bubbles, 112 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1688, Smokey Quartz, Celestial Bubbles, 112 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1688, Smokey Quartz, Celestial Bubbles, 112 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1688, Smokey Quartz, Celestial Bubbles, 112 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1688, Smokey Quartz, Celestial Bubbles, 112 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1688, Smokey Quartz, Celestial Bubbles, 112 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 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 : Smokey Quartz WITH SILVER STAND
Colour : Golden Smokey / SILVER
Item : #1491
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Psychonaut VII - Aurora
Origin : Tasmania, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 148 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included / Eye Clean
Size : 47x35.4x14.4mm
Price : CLICK FOR PRICING

Another big bold carving in my Psychonaut series. I'm greatly enjoying creating these small sculptures, they are very technically challenging and I am learning alot through the process. They take alot of time, patience and steady progress. I have to pay alot of attention to the details and have to be very careful as I go. What especially captivates me are the inner realms, the scenes within the stone that are created by all the optical effects, the inner reflections, they really do create new worlds.

#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 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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I've been working on my Psychonaut series of small sculptures for a while and one of the things I've been wanting to do is to properly display them. This was a challenging exercise, trying to figure out a good way of doing it. The idea was to have a stand made for each sculpture as each is totally unique. I wanted the sculpture to be removable so I designed a presentation stand that I thought would do the trick and I'm very happy with the result. To make it really special the stand is made of silver.

This is the first in the Psychonaut series to have a stand made for it. I will be making stands for the others but if you are interested in a particular piece and would like to fast track a stand for it, please contact me.





View this sculpture in person at
COURTESY OF THE ARTIST located in the Strand Arcade in the centre of the Sydney CBD.

#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 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 : Smokey Quartz
Colour : Golden Smokey
Item : #1460
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet
Origin : Tasmania, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 93.76 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 43.5X28.3X11mm
Price : CLICK FOR PRICING

This small sculpture, done in natural Australian smokey quartz, was inspired from a scene in one of my all time favorite movies, Contact, staring Jodie Foster. In this scene Foster's character Ellie is travelling through space and time via wormholes and she is overcome by the sheer awesome beauty and magnificence of the celestial wonders she encounters and she utters the line, "They should have sent a poet".

That line has always stuck with me and there was a moment about half way through working on this piece when something clicked into place and I saw in this small sculpture an astronaut's helmet and she was gazing into space among the stars and planets, with a sun overhead and wormholes before her. At that moment the line popped into my head and I knew what I wanted this small sculpture to embody. Can you see the astronaut's helmet?

This small sculpture, if you wanted to, could be worn as a pendant or simply kept as an object d'art.

#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 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 : Smokey Quartz
Colour : Golden Smokey
Item : #1360
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Carving
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 55.03 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 35X19X17mm
Price : CLICK FOR PRICING

The movement of light within this gem carving of Australian smokey quartz is many things, it is like light moving through syrup, vicsous and soft, gentle as it flows and washes around within the smooth fluid curves. The colours are rich and decadent. This is a beautiful piece to hold and caress with your fingers, soothing and meditative. It was a real pleasure to sculpt this fine piece of smokey quartz, to hold and work it with my hands. As the polish got better and better towards the end, it revealed it's colours and play of light and it was truly a joy to behold. This carving could be either left as a gem netsuke, an object d'dart or it could be set as a pendant or ring.

#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1360, Golden Smokey Quartz, Carving, 55.03 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Colour : Smokey Golden Honey
Item : #1157
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2018
Design : Liquid Light Carving
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 50.88 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 24x20.92x15.8mm
Price : CLICK FOR PRICING

Comments : I love the way the light flows and moves like liquid honey in this carving. The hues are thick and rich like smokey golden honey. I carved this gem from a piece of beautiful Australian smokey quartz that I found at O'Briens Creek in North Queensland. It is eye clean and has a wonderful smooth organic feel to it. I have incorporated optic disks and grooves that enhance the visuals and does amazing things to the light and colour.

I created this piece with the idea in mind that, if it was set as a ring stone, it would sit flush against the finger because of the concave surface on the under side of the stone. A totally unique carving that you can let your designing imagination play with.

#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1157, Smokey Quartz, Liquid Light Carving, 50.88 Carats,  24x20.92x15.8mm, Smokey Golden Honey - A beautiful Smokey Quartz from O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia

 

Smokey Quartz, Concave Pentagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c35
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Hand Dug By : Doug Menadue
Item : #c35
Design : Concave Pentagon
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.8 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12 x 12 x 8 mm
Price : 430

Comments : This smokey quartz from O'Briens Creek shows top colour. I really do like the colour of this material, with its lovely chocolate/coffee hues. It has been concave cut in a Pentagon shape and this gem is a real performer. I hand dug this material myself at O'Briens Creek. A very fine and impressive smokey quartz gem and is a good size for a pendant or ring. Set in yellow gold it will be stunning.

Smokey Quartz, Concave Pentagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c35
Smokey Quartz, Concave Pentagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c35
Smokey Quartz, Concave Pentagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c35
Smokey Quartz, Concave Pentagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c35
Smokey Quartz, Concave Pentagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c35
Smokey Quartz, Concave Pentagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c35

 

Smokey Quartz, Concave Hexagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c32
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Hand Dug By : Doug Menadue
Item : #c32
Design : Concave Hexagon
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.5 carats each, Matched Pair
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10 x 10 mm
Price : 150 each

Comments : What we have here is a very fine matched pair of O'Briens Creek smokey quartz. This is natural untreated material and was hand dug by myself. It has been concave cut and this creates a very nice and bright effect.

Smokey Quartz, Concave Hexagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c32
Smokey Quartz, Concave Hexagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c32
Smokey Quartz, Concave Hexagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c32
Smokey Quartz, Concave Hexagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c32
Smokey Quartz, Concave Hexagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c32
Smokey Quartz, Concave Hexagon Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c32

 

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#1205, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Princess Look A Like, 21.10 Carats, 15.53X15.55X13.43mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Colour : Smokey Tan Mocha
Item : #1205
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2018
Design : Princess Look A Like
Origin : Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 21.10 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 15.53X15.55X13.43mm
Price : COMMISSIONED CUT

This beautiful smokey quartz is one of a suite of gems cut from the one 'mother' rock. They are all 'sibling' stones. The original stone was a single large piece which had numerous inclusions and the owner commissioned me to cut a number of large gems as clean as possible, which I believe were to be given as gifts to family members.

#1205, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Princess Look A Like, 21.10 Carats, 15.53X15.55X13.43mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1205, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Princess Look A Like, 21.10 Carats, 15.53X15.55X13.43mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1205, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Princess Look A Like, 21.10 Carats, 15.53X15.55X13.43mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1205, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Princess Look A Like, 21.10 Carats, 15.53X15.55X13.43mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia

 

#1206, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Brilliant Square, 14.72 Carats, 14.37X14.38X12.29mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Colour : Smokey Tan Mocha
Item : #1206
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2018
Design : Brilliant Square
Origin : Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 14.72 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 14.37X14.38X12.29mm
Price : COMMISSIONED CUT

This beautiful smokey quartz is one of a suite of gems cut from the one 'mother' rock. They are all 'sibling' stones. The original stone was a single large piece which had numerous inclusions and the owner commissioned me to cut a number of large gems as clean as possible, which I believe were to be given as gifts to family members.

#1206, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Brilliant Square, 14.72 Carats, 14.37X14.38X12.29mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1206, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Brilliant Square, 14.72 Carats, 14.37X14.38X12.29mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1206, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Brilliant Square, 14.72 Carats, 14.37X14.38X12.29mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1206, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Brilliant Square, 14.72 Carats, 14.37X14.38X12.29mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1206, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Brilliant Square, 14.72 Carats, 14.37X14.38X12.29mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia

 

#1207, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Signature Cushion, 7.98 Carats, 12.55X12.59X9.58mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Colour : Smokey Tan Mocha
Item : #1207
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2018
Design : Signature Cushion
Origin : Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 7.98 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 12.55X12.59X9.58mm
Price : COMMISSIONED CUT

This beautiful smokey quartz is one of a suite of gems cut from the one 'mother' rock. They are all 'sibling' stones. The original stone was a single large piece which had numerous inclusions and the owner commissioned me to cut a number of large gems as clean as possible, which I believe were to be given as gifts to family members.

#1207, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Signature Cushion, 7.98 Carats, 12.55X12.59X9.58mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1207, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Signature Cushion, 7.98 Carats, 12.55X12.59X9.58mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1207, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Signature Cushion, 7.98 Carats, 12.55X12.59X9.58mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1207, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Signature Cushion, 7.98 Carats, 12.55X12.59X9.58mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia

 

#1208, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Round Brilliant, 7.08 Carats, 12.49X12.49X9.39mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Colour : Smokey Tan Mocha
Item : #1208
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2018
Design : Round Brilliant
Origin : Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 7.08 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12.49X12.49X9.39mm
Price : COMMISSIONED CUT

This beautiful smokey quartz is one of a suite of gems cut from the one 'mother' rock. They are all 'sibling' stones. The original stone was a single large piece which had numerous inclusions and the owner commissioned me to cut a number of large gems as clean as possible, which I believe were to be given as gifts to family members.

#1208, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Round Brilliant, 7.08 Carats, 12.49X12.49X9.39mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1208, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Round Brilliant, 7.08 Carats, 12.49X12.49X9.39mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1208, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Round Brilliant, 7.08 Carats, 12.49X12.49X9.39mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1208, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Round Brilliant, 7.08 Carats, 12.49X12.49X9.39mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia

 

#1209, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Signature 4, 5.25 Carats, 12.32X12.31X7.94mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Colour : Smokey Tan Mocha
Item : #1209
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2018
Design : Signature 4
Origin : Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 5.25 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12.32X12.31X7.94mm
Price : COMMISSIONED CUT

This beautiful smokey quartz is one of a suite of gems cut from the one 'mother' rock. They are all 'sibling' stones. The original stone was a single large piece which had numerous inclusions and the owner commissioned me to cut a number of large gems as clean as possible, which I believe were to be given as gifts to family members.

#1209, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Signature 4, 5.25 Carats, 12.32X12.31X7.94mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1209, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Signature 4, 5.25 Carats, 12.32X12.31X7.94mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1209, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Signature 4, 5.25 Carats, 12.32X12.31X7.94mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia

 

#1210, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Long Cushion Triangle, 11.34 Carats, 18.3X14.14X10.38mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Colour : Smokey Tan Mocha
Item : #1210
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2018
Design : Long Cushion Triangle
Origin : Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 11.34 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 18.3X14.14X10.38mm
Price : COMMISSIONED CUT

This beautiful smokey quartz is one of a suite of gems cut from the one 'mother' rock. They are all 'sibling' stones. The original stone was a single large piece which had numerous inclusions and the owner commissioned me to cut a number of large gems as clean as possible, which I believe were to be given as gifts to family members.

#1210, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Long Cushion Triangle, 11.34 Carats, 18.3X14.14X10.38mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1210, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Long Cushion Triangle, 11.34 Carats, 18.3X14.14X10.38mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1210, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Long Cushion Triangle, 11.34 Carats, 18.3X14.14X10.38mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1210, Smokey Quartz, Smokey Tan Mocha, Long Cushion Triangle, 11.34 Carats, 18.3X14.14X10.38mm - A beautiful natural Smokey Quartz from the gemfields around Australia - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia

 

#1167, Honey Smokey Quartz, Fantasy Cut, 15.71 Carats,  24.09x13.35x8.38mm, Golden Honey Smokey - A beautiful Honey Smokey Quartz from Brazil - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Honey Smokey Quartz
Colour : Golden Honey Smokey
Item : #1167
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2018
Design : Fantasy Cut
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 15.71 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 24.09x13.35x8.38mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A fantasy cut smokey quartz with what looks like bubbles floating up through honey. The pics on the greyish background where taken using filtered natural sunlight and very closely capture the gorgeous rich hues of this gem. The pics with the white background where taken under studio lighting and the gem appears alot more golden, very citrine like. This is because of the lighting and camera and I wasn't able to really capture the beautiful rich dark honey tones very well. It is an interesting and quite different design that would well suit a more creative and imaginative jeweller designer. I've also included a pic of my notepad where I was recording the index wheel and angle settings... it's a bit messy but I was making it up as I went. Totally original design. :-)

#1167, Honey Smokey Quartz, Fantasy Cut, 15.71 Carats,  24.09x13.35x8.38mm, Golden Honey Smokey - A beautiful Honey Smokey Quartz from Brazil - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1167, Honey Smokey Quartz, Fantasy Cut, 15.71 Carats,  24.09x13.35x8.38mm, Golden Honey Smokey - A beautiful Honey Smokey Quartz from Brazil - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1167, Honey Smokey Quartz, Fantasy Cut, 15.71 Carats,  24.09x13.35x8.38mm, Golden Honey Smokey - A beautiful Honey Smokey Quartz from Brazil - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1167, Honey Smokey Quartz, Fantasy Cut, 15.71 Carats,  24.09x13.35x8.38mm, Golden Honey Smokey - A beautiful Honey Smokey Quartz from Brazil - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1167, Honey Smokey Quartz, Fantasy Cut, 15.71 Carats,  24.09x13.35x8.38mm, Golden Honey Smokey - A beautiful Honey Smokey Quartz from Brazil - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1167, Honey Smokey Quartz, Fantasy Cut, 15.71 Carats,  24.09x13.35x8.38mm, Golden Honey Smokey - A beautiful Honey Smokey Quartz from Brazil - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1167, Honey Smokey Quartz, Fantasy Cut, 15.71 Carats,  24.09x13.35x8.38mm, Golden Honey Smokey - A beautiful Honey Smokey Quartz from Brazil - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1167, Honey Smokey Quartz, Fantasy Cut, 15.71 Carats,  24.09x13.35x8.38mm, Golden Honey Smokey - A beautiful Honey Smokey Quartz from Brazil - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1167, Honey Smokey Quartz, Fantasy Cut, 15.71 Carats,  24.09x13.35x8.38mm, Golden Honey Smokey - A beautiful Honey Smokey Quartz from Brazil - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1167, Honey Smokey Quartz, Fantasy Cut, 15.71 Carats,  24.09x13.35x8.38mm, Golden Honey Smokey - A beautiful Honey Smokey Quartz from Brazil - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1167, Honey Smokey Quartz, Fantasy Cut, 15.71 Carats,  24.09x13.35x8.38mm, Golden Honey Smokey - A beautiful Honey Smokey Quartz from Brazil - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1167, Honey Smokey Quartz, Fantasy Cut, 15.71 Carats,  24.09x13.35x8.38mm, Golden Honey Smokey - A beautiful Honey Smokey Quartz from Brazil - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia
#1167, Honey Smokey Quartz, Fantasy Cut, 15.71 Carats,  24.09x13.35x8.38mm, Golden Honey Smokey - A beautiful Honey Smokey Quartz from Brazil - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems :: WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Finest Quality Precision Custom Gemcutting and Lapidary Services Based In Sydney Australia

 

A beautiful large Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, Portuguese Double Rose, 16.13x16.13x16.15mm, 21.42ct, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2016
Item : #944
Design : Portuguese Double Rose (Doug Menadue)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 21.42 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 16.13x16.13x16.15mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A very beautiful and wonderfully coloured natural smokey quartz that I faceted in my Portuguese Double Rose design. This beautiful gem has an amazing colour and was specially commissioned. This gem has been set by Fealofani Elisara and can be viewed at the Courtesy Of The Artist (if the piece hasn't been sold yet. :-).

A beautiful large Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, Portuguese Double Rose, 16.13x16.13x16.15mm, 21.42ct, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia
A beautiful large Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, Portuguese Double Rose, 16.13x16.13x16.15mm, 21.42ct, Precision hand faceted by Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - Finest Precision Custom Gemcutting Based In Sydney Australia

 

Smokey Quartz, Concave Iris Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c33
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Hand Dug By : Doug Menadue
Item : #c33
Design : Concave Iris
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.85 carats each, Matched Pair
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 8 x 8 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A nice matched pair of O'Briens Creek smokey quartz. The design is a round concave cut. It is interesting in that it does not have a table, rather it has what you could call a crown culet. The overall effect reminds me of an iris. Very nice smokey quartz gems.

Smokey Quartz, Concave Iris Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c33
Smokey Quartz, Concave Iris Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c33
Smokey Quartz, Concave Iris Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c33
Smokey Quartz, Concave Iris Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c33
Smokey Quartz, Concave Iris Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c33

 

Smokey Quartz, Lampshade Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c100
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Item : #c100
Design : Lampshade
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 5.2 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12.2X12.2X6.6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Yup, this smokey quartz really is as cool as it looks. I love this design, it really does look like a lampshade and it creates the illusion that there is empty space inside, that you could poke your finger in. The colour is beautiful and this gem would suit the collector who wants something a bit out of the ordinary, or the designer with a creative imagination.

Smokey Quartz, Lampshade Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c100
Smokey Quartz, Lampshade Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c100
Smokey Quartz, Lampshade Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c100
Smokey Quartz, Lampshade Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c100
Smokey Quartz, Lampshade Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c100

 

Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #143

Stone : Smokey Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #143
Design : Weimar The Second (Fred Van Sant)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 22 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 13 x 26 x 10mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A big O'Briens Creek smokey quartz with those wonderful characteristic tones. The design is an interesting one and is kind of an elongated octagon and it works very well in this material. There is a very small veil inclusion in one corner but otherwise eye clean.


SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #143
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #143
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #143
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #143
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #143
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #143

 

Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c34
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Hand Dug By : Doug Menadue
Item : #c34
Design : Concave Square Cushion
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 8.5 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 13 x 13 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a superb smokey quartz from O'Briens Creek. Excellent colours and tones, very beautiful. The design is a very pleasing shape and overall this is a very fine gemstone. A great example of smokey quartz from this location.

It should be remembered that the vast majority of smokey quartz on the market has been irradiated to manufacture a very dark and lifeless stone. This material from O'Briens Creek is a very different beast and is completely natural and untreated. This allows the beautiful subtle mocha, coffee, chocolate and tan colours to really shine through. Take another look at smokey quartz and be very pleasantly surprised.


Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c34
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c34
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c34
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c34
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c34
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c34

 

Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c38
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Hand Dug By : Doug Menadue
Item : #c38
Design : Concave Square Cushion
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.75 carats each, Matched Pair
Clarity : Very Slightly Included / Eye Clean
Size : 9 x 9 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A wonderful matched pair of O'Briens Creek smokey quartz gems. This design works well as a concave cut and the gems are lively and bright and show excellent colour. The gems should fit a standard sized setting without any problems. This is material that I hand dug myself at O'Briens Creek.

Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c38
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c38
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c38
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c38
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c38
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c38

 

Smokey Quartz, Concave Octagon Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c36
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Hand Dug By : Doug Menadue
Item : #c36
Design : Concave Octagon Star
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 8.7 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 14 x 14 x 9 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This smokey quartz from O'Briens Creek is cut in a very intriguing design. It is a concave octagon star and it invites a creative setting design to complement it. The colour is excellent and shows off just how good this material from O'Briens Creek is. I hand dug this material myself at O'Briens Creek. The overall effect is like a starburst with light radiating out.

Smokey Quartz, Concave Octagon Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c36
Smokey Quartz, Concave Octagon Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c36
Smokey Quartz, Concave Octagon Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c36
Smokey Quartz, Concave Octagon Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c36
Smokey Quartz, Concave Octagon Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c36
Smokey Quartz, Concave Octagon Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c36

 

Quartz, Kalli, Brazil, #582
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Stone : Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2013
Item : #582
Design : Kalli (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Western Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 19.5 carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included / Eye Clean
Size : 15.5x15.5x15.2 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Here is the "Kalli Quartz", a first class gem cut in a very modern dome design which has 185 facets. The gem truly is something to behold. Quartz, the most humble of stones, can also be one of the most beautiful. I cut this bespoke gem for a client who found the waterworn crystal on her travels through Western Australia. It had special significance and requested that it be cut in the epic Kalli design. This design is a beautiful one, architectural and geometrical art. The gem was orientated to align with the natural shape of the crystal. The crown pointed up to the tip of the crystal and the pavilion towards the root. In the tip of the pavilion, the culet, there is just the palest of smokey phantoms which gives the quartz just a touch of champagne colour. It really is quite a stunning gemstone and one sure to become a family heirloom.

Quartz, Kalli, Brazil, #582
Quartz, Kalli, Brazil, #582
Quartz, Kalli, Brazil, #582
Quartz, Kalli, Brazil, #582

 

Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c31
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Hand Dug By : Doug Menadue
Item : #c31
Design : Concave Square Cushion
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.85 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 8 x 8 x 5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A nice O'Briens Creek natural smokey quartz. The rough stone was hand dug by myself and it has not been treated. It is a excellent size for a ring and should fit a standard sized setting without any problems.

Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c31
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c31
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c31
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c31
Smokey Quartz, Concave Square Cushion Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #c31

 

Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146

Stone : Smokey Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #146
Design : Mock Check Square (Jeff Graham)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 12.25 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 14 x 14 x 9.5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Here is a monster smokey quartz from O'Briens Creek. It has those delicious "Raw Umber" and "Metalic Bronze" tones that look fantastic in gold. A top gem!


SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #146

 

Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #382
Design : Six Ray Star
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.75 carats each
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7 x 7 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : These are a lovely matched pair of O'Briens Creek smokey quartz. The smokeys from here have those beautiful mocha, raw sienna colours the stones, and are full of life. The vast majority of smokey quartz in the market place has unfortunately been nuked and treated, resulting in a very dark, monotone, dull looking gem. But natural, untreated smokey quartz is a very different story. These are ideally suited as a pair of earrings and should fit a standard setting without any difficulty.

I have also shown some pics of the original crystals. You can see they are very closely matched in colour and where I have marked them to be trimmed in two. The gems were then cut out of the crystal tips.


Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #382

 

Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #393
Design : Six Ray Star
Origin : O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.2 carat
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9 x 9 x 7 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : O'Briens Creek smokey quartz is truely a beautiful stone, with lovely mocha and raw sienna hues, bright and dark tones. This smokey is natural and untreated and thus full of life. The vast majority of smokey quartz in the market place has been nuked and treated and sadly looks very dull and lifeless, with its plain monotone dark hue. This gem is nothing like that stuff, its flashy and vibrant... a fine gemstone. I believe the proud owner of this gemstone had it cut to match her puppy dog's eyes and coat.

Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393
Smokey Quartz, Six Ray Star Cut, O'Briens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, #393

 

Smokey Quartz, Huntress, Tingha, NSW, Australia, #268

Stone : Smokey Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #268
Design : Huntress (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Tingha, NSW, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 12.3 carats
Clarity : Slightly Included
Size : 17 x 16 x 10 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This big smokey quartz was cut for a collector who found the smokey at Tingha in NSW. This area is renown for its quartz and many fine specimens can be found here. There is a small veil in one corner of this gem but otherwise it is a beautiful example of smokey quartz showing the lovely rich tones that only natural untreated smokey has.

Smokey Quartz, Huntress, Tingha, NSW, Australia, #268
Smokey Quartz, Huntress, Tingha, NSW, Australia, #268
Smokey Quartz, Huntress, Tingha, NSW, Australia, #268

 

Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137

Stone : Smokey Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #137
Design : Mock Check Square (Jeff Graham)
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 8.5 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12mm X 12mm X 8.5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A very nicely coloured and toned smokey quartz! This is not your average run-of-the-mill irradiated black/grey smokey that you see so much of in the market place... this is the real, natural thing. Smokey quartz can be a very beautiful gemstone when it is cut well and has just the right saturation. I couldn't name exactly what the colour tones were so I had a look at the colour charts for "Old Holland" painting oils and figured that the closest matches were "Raw Umber" and "Metalic Bronze". This is an especially nice smokey! It was cut from a piece that I hand dug myself in the hole that I have been working all season. I think this stone would be sensational set in gold!

A wonderful smokey like this would make a worthy addition to any collector's brag box... after all, when was the last time you saw a precision cut natural smokey in a modern design?

Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137
Smokey Quartz, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, NQ, Australia, #137

 

 

 

 

 

 

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