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London-Blue Topaz
Dark greenish blue Topaz (London-Blue, treated) in my hemispherical "Palac Struga" design. with 69+6 facets, eyeclean. I'm very enthusiastic for hemispheriacl gems and this is definitely one of my favorite designs, very time-intense but always worth doing it.
11.28 cts.
, 11.7 x 11.3 mm

London-Blue Topaz, 11.28 cts.  

Tanzanian Rhodolite
A typical dark red Rhodolite from Tanzania faceted in the French Cut #2, eyeclean.
, 4.7 x 4.7 x 4.1 mm

Tanzanian Rhodolite, 0.88 cts.  

Mosambique Tourmaline
Unheated Tourmaline from Mocambique faceted in Tom Herbst's "Hexpo" design. Top clarity and a soft colour that contains salmon, pinkish amd some slight greyish hues.
, 8.2 x 7.0 mm

Mocambique Tourmaline, 3.07 cts.  

Tanga Rhodolite
After a long time I faceted a new very big Rhodolite. This time it was an alluvial marble-shaped piece from Tanga, Tanzania with a purplish red colour. To achieve a good result I decided for the nine-sided nearly round trillion with a high top crown. The clarity is very high just some of the tanga-typical Rutile needles & platelets that add here and there a nice colour flash to this impressive gem.
The whole gem has a intense mystical glowing from the deep all over its crown, my camera couldn't show that.
15.63 cts.
, 13.7 x 12.0 mm

Tanga Rhodolite, 15.63 cts.  

Ejeda Spessartine
A rare locality for Spessartines in Madagascar is "Ejeda" withcolours that are not so over saturated as the classical Mandarin-Garnet. Very high clarity and a lively pattern..
0.99 cts.
, 6.5 x 4.7 x 4.4 mm

Ejeda Spessartine, 0.99 cts.  

Ampanihy Pastel Pyrope
GStrong pink Pastel Pyrope from Ampanihy in Madagascar..With 1.22 cts. this is one of the bigger eyamples of this rare and wonderful kind of Garnet.
1.22 cts.
, 5.9 x 4.8 mm

Pastel Pyrope, 1.22 cts.  

Brazil Morganite
Great coloured Morganite from Brazil with some not too prominent internals. Faceted in a slightly elongated version of the "Lighthouse of Porporela" design with some more contrasts and lots of life.
3.02 cts.
, 10.8 x 8.2 x 7.0 mm

Brazil Morganite, 3.02 cts.  

Umba Garnet
Perfectly clean and nice warm red Rhodolite from Tanzanias Umba-Valley. This pentgon brilliant is based on L. Reimschuessels "LR Brillant" and due to its odd symmetry it's so lively.
2.0 cts.
, 7.4 x  5.3 mm

Umba Garnet, 2.05 cts.  

Kerman Demantoid
From Kerman Demantoids at least two reaches sizes above 1 cts. what really challenging with these small crystals. For this one I preferred the "Tudor's Kaleidoskop" that is always great also for gems with intense internal life. The colour is due to the size and the origin a bit darker but still an explicite demantoid-green.
1.25 cts.
, 5.9 x 4.9 mm

Kerman Demantoid, 1.25X cts.  

Malawi Rhodolite
During the last weeks I have played a bit with the "Lighthouse of Porporela"-design and some new shape came out that way. This is the elongated version with additional barion facets and spectacular reflexctions.This gem is near flawless and just stunning.
7.98 cts.
, 16.0 x 8.3 x  8.6 mm

Malawi Rhodolite, 7.98 cts.  

Erongo Demantoid
This one was a hard fight. The rough was a big piece with 2.5 gram and only one half had a better clarity. The result still has many internals, but hey this is a Demantoid with over one carat! WIsh I would have more roughs even with this inclusions. The "Lighthouse of Porporela" with extra steep angles gave an extra portion of colour and dispersive flashes.
1.22 cts.
, 6.7 x 5.6 x 4.8 mm

Erongo Demantoid, 1.22 cts.  

Blue Chalcedony

eautiful greyish blue Chalcedony from Madagascar. Faceted  in my "Better Brilliant" design. Of course with very strong silk and the typical internal glowing.
6.92 cts.
, 13.2 x 8.9 mm

Blue Chalcedony from Madagascar, 6.92cts.  

Ampanihy Pastel Pyrope
It was not easy to find, to catch (and to pay!) this outstanding gem. A rough marble with a diameter of around 17 mm weighing 10.4 gram and was catching my eyes. It had the perfect shape for my "nearly round trillion" and here is the result: high saturated magenta colour, vvs clarity and an astinishing size for a Pyrope Garnet.
18.54 cts.
, cts. 14.7 x 12.7 mm

Ampanihy Pastel Pyrope, 18.54 cts.  

Kerman Demantoid
An octagon shaped students gem that shows how the colour lightens up in the smaller Demantoids. A stepcut design with a peak instead the table.
0.72 cts.
, 4.9 x 4.3 mm
Kerman Demantoid, 0.72 cts.  

Habachtal Smoky Quartz
This design is the newest and 5th member of the million-times copied Trinity series and got the name "Trinity Trilliant". WHat do you guess how long it takes until we see the first copy? ...
Flawless clarity, extraordinary polishing just the best faceting & polishing quality and the first of its kind from a well known european origin (Prehnitinsel, Habachtal at around  7500 feet).
3.15 cts.
, 9.4 x 8.3 mm

light champagne Smoky Quartz from Habach Valley, Austria, 3.15 cts.  

Pink Sapphire
IF-Sapphire from Ilakaka in Madagaskar in a fine pink colour. This design is the "Rands Cut Corner Rectangle #1" from Dan Clayton.
0.68 cts.
, 5.5 x 4.0 x 3.9 mm
Ilakaka Sapphire, 0.68 cts.  

Mocambique Hessonite
Reddish-orange Hessonite from Mocambique with all typical internals of the multicrystalline Grossulare-variety.
2.44 cts.
, 9.1 x 5.7 mm
Mocambique Hessonite, 2.44 cts.  

Arusha Tanzanite
When you close your eyes and think about Tanzanites you surely see pruplish blue or violettish blue gems?
When you see this gem you surely don´t think about Tanzanites. Anyway the tanzanion Zoisite is the ultimate chameleon in the mineral world. Here you can see some "savannah"-aspects mean yellowish and violett to golden hues as well as greyish and greenish colours. It is an unheated gems with its full trichroitic potencial and every little turn shows other hues. It´s just a chameleon!
2.96 cts.
, 8.6 x 7.1 mm
Arusha Tanzanite, 2.96 cts.  

Tanzanian Rhodolite
The newest member in  the "Pipistrelli"-family done as a high dome or hemispherical design. Unusual reflections in this dark but not too dark Rhodolite from Tanzania.
2.71 cts.
, 7.0 x 6.9 mm

Tanzanian Rhodolite, 2.71 cts.
Tanzanian Rhodolite, 2.71 cts.

Val Val Smoky Quartz
After years it was time for y new NEO. It´s often hard to find a rough with a good shape for special designs like this one. The rough is from Switzerland, Surselva or more specifically from Val Val. Except on some fingerprint internals at 6 o'clock it´s completely clean. If you have very sharp eyes you might notice it.
7.63 cts.
, 15.4 x 8.6 x 12.3 mm
Val Val Smoky Quartz, 7.63 cts.  

Arusha Tanzanite
Supersoft coloured Tanzanite. Nearly white with a little violett to pink. The "Flandriant-design works well in this little gem and makes an intense spakle. Some small and really hard to detect internals (no foreign stuff).
0.80 cts.
, 5.3 x 5.3 x 4.1 mm
Arusha Tanzanite, 0.80 cts.  

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