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Turbines And Chrysanthemums

Turbines and Chrysanthemums

The Turbine and Chrysanthemum designs represent a bit of a departure for me from the traditional style of faceting gemstones into a realm more purely concerned with the aesthetic appreciation of the simple beauty that is within a gem. These designs came out of a particular time period around late 2018 and early 2019 and draws together and crystalises a number of different things that were going on at the time for me.

I was finally able to get on a masterclass with Dalan Hargrave in Texas which was very exciting for me, I had been trying for a number of years to get over there and spend time in Dalan's workshop. If you are familiar with Dalan's work then you know the sort of beautiful gems he cuts and carves and to be able to spend a week with him was a highlight for me as he truly is a master at what he does. The masterclass was in April 2019.

Just after that I had a trip to Japan coming up (my first) about which I was very excited. So I guess that with these two important events on the horizon, a lot of that expectation and excitement was being channelled into my work at some level. I also had this strong desire which even now continues to grow every day to bring in a new creative energy and style into my work, to learn new skills, to explore the art of working with gems ever more deeply. It's hard for me to find the words to explain all this but I hope the spirit comes through.

In my mind's eye I had this vision of creating a very simple style of gem cut. I wanted to keep it simple and use only a minimum of elements. To this end I decided to have a flat surface on the top, like the surface of a pond into which to gaze. I had an urge to retain as much of the gem material as possible so the girdle, which is normally quite thin, became deep. There are times when cutting and working with gems that it sort of hurts to grind away all that beautiful material which is already perfect in it's own way and with this design I wanted to maximise the material. You see, gemcutting is in a way an art of unmaking. Once I grind that material off, there is no way of putting it back on. It's a one way trip. When working with gold or other metal you can always (or at least sometimes) put metal back on, or if worse comes to worse, melt it down and begin again. With a gem you don't have that luxury. There is a certain deeply spiritual thing there for me when it comes to gems that informs how I relate to them. I am ever mindful that these stones can be ancient, truly old in a way that is hard to comprehend. I have a piece of rock quartz from the Kimberley region of North Australia which is over 1.8 billion years old! That's like a third of the age of the Earth! That is something that you simply have got to respect. They are formed through a myrid of wonderful and mysterious chemistries and alchemies deep underground. They are formed beautiful and perfect and through the movements of ages are bought to the surface to be found by someone, ultimately making their way into my hands. It is something that urks me about today's society that we have become so blase and ignorant of the magic and significance of such things. Everything is so mass produced and discardable that we simply don't pay any time or attention to these small things and are dismissive of them when they are bought to our attention. But I digress... back to the design.

For the pavilion I have but one tier of facets that slope down to another flat surface on the bottom. The angles of these pavilion facets are something that I experimented with in order to fine tune the reflected image within the gem. By steepening or lowering the angles you can affect how the pattern looks. I should mention that the only difference between the Chrysanthemum and Turbine design is the number of facets on the pavilion. The Chrysanthemum has 16 facets which matches the number of petals on the traditional Japanese symbol of the same name, and the Turbine has 24 facets which creates a narrower and finer blade and a very pleasing effect.

On the bottom of the design is another flat surface in the centre of which I place a half dome polished bubble. This, together with the single tier of pavilion facets is what creates a beautiful, simple reflected pattern that gives the design it's name. So you can see how I took one of everything and combined it to create something that is more then the sum of it's parts. I hope this helps illuminate some of the thinking and inspiration behind this gem design. Thank you.


Turbines and Chrysanthemums



#1258, Golden Yellow Citrine, Turbine, 11.77 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 : Golden Yellow
Item : #1258
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Turbine
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : Heated
Weight : 11.77 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 14.36X14.36X8.21mm
Price : POA

This is an awesome gem! The citrine and my turbine design just work so well together. I love the pattern that the design makes and the rich hues of golden citrine just make the gem come alive. Something very special.

#1258, Golden Yellow Citrine, Turbine, 11.77 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1258, Golden Yellow Citrine, Turbine, 11.77 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1258, Golden Yellow Citrine, Turbine, 11.77 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1258, Golden Yellow Citrine, Turbine, 11.77 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1258, Golden Yellow Citrine, Turbine, 11.77 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1262, Golden Yellow Citrine, Chrysanthemum, 7.68 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 : Golden Yellow
Item : #1262
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Chrysanthemum
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : Heated
Weight : 7.68 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 13.25X13.25X6.74mm
Price : POA

A beautiful golden citrine cut to embody the Japanese Chrysanthemum symbol.

#1262, Golden Yellow Citrine, Chrysanthemum, 7.68 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1262, Golden Yellow Citrine, Chrysanthemum, 7.68 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1262, Golden Yellow Citrine, Chrysanthemum, 7.68 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1262, Golden Yellow Citrine, Chrysanthemum, 7.68 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1260, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Chrysanthemum, 10.44 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 : #1260
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Chrysanthemum
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 10.44 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12.96X12.96X8.19\nmm
Price : POA

I wanted to see how the chrysanthemum design would go in rose de france amethyst and I wasn't disappointed, it turned out beautifully. A fine bright playful gem.

#1260, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Chrysanthemum, 10.44 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1260, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Chrysanthemum, 10.44 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1260, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Chrysanthemum, 10.44 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1260, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Chrysanthemum, 10.44 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1260, Lavender Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Chrysanthemum, 10.44 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1267, Pink Tourmaline, Chrysanthemum, 4.41 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 : Tourmaline
Colour : Pink
Item : #1267
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Chrysanthemum
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.41 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9.98X9.92X5.11mm
Price : POA

The colours of this pink tourmaline are really wonderful and much better then the pics suggest. My camera has a difficult time capturing pink hues for some reason. This is a beautiful gem and one that I was really pleased with when I took it off the dopstick.

#1267, Pink Tourmaline, Chrysanthemum, 4.41 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1267, Pink Tourmaline, Chrysanthemum, 4.41 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1267, Pink Tourmaline, Chrysanthemum, 4.41 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1267, Pink Tourmaline, Chrysanthemum, 4.41 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1266, Purple Amethyst, Sakura, 9.29 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 : Amethyst
Colour : Purple
Item : #1266
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Sakura
Origin : Uruguay
Treatments : None
Weight : 9.29 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12.75X12.75X8.15mm
Price : POA

Japan had been much on my mind at the time when I was working on the Chrysanthemum designs. I had a trip to Japan coming up soon (my first) about which I was very excited. So I guess alot of that expectation and excitement was channeled into my work at some level. This design came out of a strong urge to create a five sided design based on the Chrysanthemum idea and naturally I knew that I could only call it "Sakura", in honour of the Japanese cherry blossoms that are such an important part of the yearly calendar in this amazing country. This is a design that I am very pleased with. I hope you like it.

#1266, Purple Amethyst, Sakura, 9.29 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1266, Purple Amethyst, Sakura, 9.29 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1266, Purple Amethyst, Sakura, 9.29 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1266, Purple Amethyst, Sakura, 9.29 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1266, Purple Amethyst, Sakura, 9.29 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1266, Purple Amethyst, Sakura, 9.29 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1299, Golden Yellow Citrine, Turbine, 6.64, 6.48 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 : Golden Yellow
Item : #1299
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Turbine
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : Heated
Weight : 6.64, 6.48 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12.00X12.01X6.16, 12.06X12.05X6.19mm
Price : POA

These are actually a matched pair of golden citrines that I specifically cut for a cufflink project that I have been working on for a while. I wanted to make a special pair of cufflinks that really stood out and highlighted the turbine design.

You can view the finished cufflinks
here.

#1299, Golden Yellow Citrine, Turbine, 6.64, 6.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1299, Golden Yellow Citrine, Turbine, 6.64, 6.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1299, Golden Yellow Citrine, Turbine, 6.64, 6.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1299, Golden Yellow Citrine, Turbine, 6.64, 6.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1299, Golden Yellow Citrine, Turbine, 6.64, 6.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1299, Golden Yellow Citrine, Turbine, 6.64, 6.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1299, Golden Yellow Citrine, Turbine, 6.64, 6.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1299, Golden Yellow Citrine, Turbine, 6.64, 6.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1268, Green Tourmaline, Turbine, 6.06 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 : Tourmaline
Colour : Green
Item : #1268
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Turbine
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 6.06 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9.64X9.60X6.91mm
Price : POA

This gorgeous natural green tourmaline from Nigeria is just glorious. In the hand the colours are deep and wonderful and it is a joy to look at. A very pretty gemstone indeed.

#1268, Green Tourmaline, Turbine, 6.06 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1268, Green Tourmaline, Turbine, 6.06 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1268, Green Tourmaline, Turbine, 6.06 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1268, Green Tourmaline, Turbine, 6.06 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1268, Green Tourmaline, Turbine, 6.06 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1268, Green Tourmaline, Turbine, 6.06 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1268, Green Tourmaline, Turbine, 6.06 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1256, London Blue London Blue Topaz, Turbine, 4.28, 4.48 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 : London Blue Topaz
Colour : London Blue
Item : #1256
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Turbine
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : Enhanced
Weight : 4.28, 4.48 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10.08X10.08X5.18, 10.16X10.15X5.19mm
Price : POA

Here are a very fine matched pair of London Blue topaz that I have cut in my Turbine design. I am making these into a pair of cufflinks in white gold. I think these would add a fantastic pop of colour to a business shirt.

#1256, London Blue London Blue Topaz, Turbine, 4.28, 4.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1256, London Blue London Blue Topaz, Turbine, 4.28, 4.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1256, London Blue London Blue Topaz, Turbine, 4.28, 4.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1256, London Blue London Blue Topaz, Turbine, 4.28, 4.48 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1270, Raspberry pink red Rhodolite Garnet, Chrysanthemum, 5.04 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 : Raspberry Pink Red
Item : #1270
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Chrysanthemum
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 5.04 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 8.81X8.82X5.62mm
Price : POA

The colour and intensity of this rhodolite garnet is just amazing. It is a beautiful stone and has the classic raspberry pink red colours that rhodolite ais famous for. This gem would add a bright flash of colour to a outfit, I think it would my a great lapel or tin pin.

#1270, Raspberry pink red Rhodolite Garnet, Chrysanthemum, 5.04 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1270, Raspberry pink red Rhodolite Garnet, Chrysanthemum, 5.04 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1270, Raspberry pink red Rhodolite Garnet, Chrysanthemum, 5.04 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1270, Raspberry pink red Rhodolite Garnet, Chrysanthemum, 5.04 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1270, Raspberry pink red Rhodolite Garnet, Chrysanthemum, 5.04 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1270, Raspberry pink red Rhodolite Garnet, Chrysanthemum, 5.04 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1291, Golden Yellow Citrine, Chrysanthemum, 6.70 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 : Golden Yellow
Item : #1291
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Chrysanthemum
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : Heated
Weight : 6.70 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12.01X11.99X6.10mm
Price : POA

Golden yellow citrine is one of my favorite stones, I just love the intense rich golden hues that burst out of the gem. I cut this one specifically with the traditional Japanese chrysanthemum symbol in mind. This gem ties directly to that. A beautiful gem for a special setting.

#1291, Golden Yellow Citrine, Chrysanthemum, 6.70 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1291, Golden Yellow Citrine, Chrysanthemum, 6.70 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1291, Golden Yellow Citrine, Chrysanthemum, 6.70 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1291, Golden Yellow Citrine, Chrysanthemum, 6.70 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1291, Golden Yellow Citrine, Chrysanthemum, 6.70 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1291, Golden Yellow Citrine, Chrysanthemum, 6.70 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1292, London Blue London Blue Topaz, Turbine, 8.95 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 : London Blue Topaz
Colour : London Blue
Item : #1292
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Turbine
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : Enhanced
Weight : 8.95 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12.04X12.032X6.23mm
Price : POA

A lovely London blue topaz cut in my Turbine design.

#1292, London Blue London Blue Topaz, Turbine, 8.95 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1292, London Blue London Blue Topaz, Turbine, 8.95 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1292, London Blue London Blue Topaz, Turbine, 8.95 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1292, London Blue London Blue Topaz, Turbine, 8.95 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1292, London Blue London Blue Topaz, Turbine, 8.95 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1292, London Blue London Blue Topaz, Turbine, 8.95 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1269, Light Blue Natural Blue Topaz, Turbine, 21.46 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 : Natural Blue Topaz
Colour : Light Blue
Item : #1269
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Turbine
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 21.46 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 14.78X14.73X10.12mm
Price : POA

An outstanding large natural blue topaz that is a truly beautiful gem to see. The turbine design works particularly well with this gem as it has a bit of depth and makes the pattern effect quite pronounced. A really nice gem.

#1269, Light Blue Natural Blue Topaz, Turbine, 21.46 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1269, Light Blue Natural Blue Topaz, Turbine, 21.46 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1269, Light Blue Natural Blue Topaz, Turbine, 21.46 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1269, Light Blue Natural Blue Topaz, Turbine, 21.46 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1269, Light Blue Natural Blue Topaz, Turbine, 21.46 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1269, Light Blue Natural Blue Topaz, Turbine, 21.46 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1264, Silver White Topaz, Third Eye, 6.45 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 : Silver White
Item : #1264
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Third Eye
Origin : O'Briens Creek, NQ, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 6.45 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 13.01X9.87X5.26mm
Price : POA

I wanted to see how the chrysanthemum would work in an oval shape so I cut one as an experiment and here it is. I knew that the oval shape would alter the pattern effect and I was very happy with the result. It reminds me of that carzy character in the "Ice Age" movies. If you look at the gem you'll see the "eyes" at each end. Something a bit different.

#1264, Silver White Topaz, Third Eye, 6.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1264, Silver White Topaz, Third Eye, 6.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1264, Silver White Topaz, Third Eye, 6.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1264, Silver White Topaz, Third Eye, 6.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1264, Silver White Topaz, Third Eye, 6.45 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1265, Silver White Topaz, Origin, 14.70 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 : Silver White
Item : #1265
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Design : Origin
Origin : O'Briens Creek, NQ, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 14.70 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 12.47X12.44X8.05mm
Price : POA

This was again something of an experiment. I wanted to see how the turbine design would work in a square cut, when you're doing something new the only way to see how something will look is to do it. I was very pleased with how this turned out. The pattern effect works really nicely within the square shape. I named it "Origin" because of a certain metaphysical resonance I had when seeing the design for the first time. In the beginning everything began (begins) from a point and radiates outwards. This creates the "four directions" of north, south, east and west and is embodied in the four sides of the square. It's sort of a creation/origin event story captured in a gem. It's hard to explain in words, sorry about that. It's something that my mind intuitively grasps because of my life story and studies but like alot of things in life, it's hard to put down into words.

#1265, Silver White Topaz, Origin, 14.70 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1265, Silver White Topaz, Origin, 14.70 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1265, Silver White Topaz, Origin, 14.70 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1265, Silver White Topaz, Origin, 14.70 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1265, Silver White Topaz, Origin, 14.70 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1265, Silver White Topaz, Origin, 14.70 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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