Sometime called water sapphire, because of its rich sapphire blue color. It is extremely trichroic and from various sides will be blue, yellow or colorless. At the hardness of 7 to 7.5 this stone is nicely suited for jewelry.
M-448B-IOLI: The Kaleidoscope cut is one of my favorites and really brings out the rich color and sparkle of this stone. The color is a nice deep blue violet. The clarity is good. The Iolite tend to be less flashy then some gems but are rather regal in nature. Barb is the cutter. This one is 1.14 cts and is 9.8 X 6.4 mm. $97.50
M-449B-IOLI: This Iolite gem is cut in a round standard brilliant cut. It is the same rich blue violet as the stone above. Barb is the cutter. This one is 1.18 cts and 6.5 mm.$97.50
M-556-IOLI: Iolite from Orissa, India. This one is mostly deep violet, but does show some reflections of the amber axis of the stone for some interesting highlights. This one was cut by John at 4.9 mm, .45 cts, in a round brilliant variation. A great item for mounting in jewelry at just $ 45.00
M-585-IOLI: Iolite-This one was faceted in a trilliant variation by John. It does have some of the typical iolite inclusions but they do not detract from the deep violet highlights of this stone. This one is a respectable 11.5 mm, 3.86 cts. $ 243.00
Moldavite is one of the Tektites, a glass-like material that is of meteorite-impact or celestial origin. Moldavites are found in Czechoslovakia they tend to be deep green but can be lighter shades of green as well. Hardness is 5.5. Should be worn in protective settings. These make unique conversational jewelry pieces.
M-469B-MOLD: This one is faceted in a custom cut with bars across the top instead of the traditional table. It is a hard-to-find size- unusually large at 26.5 x 15.3 mm, 22.02 ct. Cut by Barb. $ $412.50
M-523-MOLD: This one is cut by John in a special cut that does not sparkle in the true sense of the word, but helps bring out the color in dark materials such as Moldavite. It does have the usual bubbles common to this material. This is a round cut, 11.1 mm, 4.33 cts that really shows off the forest green color of this stone. $ 150.00
Volcanic Glass; the dark brown/black nodules from the US Southwest are often referred to as "Apache Tears"- Makes a fine and interesting gem.
The following pieces were sold to us as obsidian from China. Their SG and RI are consistent with natural glass, and I have consulted with other gemologists on these: the consensus is that they are almost "too clean to be natural", but there is every other indication that they are natural, which means they fit a very narrow range of physical characteristics common to natural glass that is very difficult to duplicate with manufactured glass. The GIA does have record of blue obsidian, so we have found no reason to dispute the claim that they are natural obsidian.
M-599-OBSI: Blue/Green Obsidian- This is one of John's designs called Jennifer2 that is 16.0 mm, and weighs 12.71 cts, $ 239.00
This is the type of opal that is transparent and makes nice faceted gems. Opal is 5 to 6 1/2 on the hardness scale, which makes it less desirable for rings unless it is in a well protected setting.
O-510B-CONT: Faceted Contra Luz Opal from Mexico- Contra Luz is an Opal that shows play of color under transmitted light. The stone is orange/yellow, and has an interesting display of reflection patterns. This one is especially great as a night time stone- it looks great under incandescent light. You won't find this gem very often and this one is spectacular! It is an octagon cut 9.2 mm and 2.50 cts. ONLY $ 187.50
O-406B-JELL: If you want something a bit different and with some unique character then you might like this piece from Lightning Ridge. The cut is a heart shape, of the cream color gem with the violet opalescences. The gem is relatively clean except for the dark inclusion floating at the notch at the top of the heart. Could it be some prehistoric plant material that got trapped there? The cut is by Barb. 11.5 X 10.9 mm and 3.96 cts. $420.00
O-504B-JELL: This piece of Lightning Ridge opal is a freeform shape It has some of the color play and is a nice clean gem. Back ground color is a cream to yellow color. Cut by Barb. It is 7.5 X 6.2 mm and .93 cts. $102.00
O-505B-JELL: The Kalideoscope cut is one of my favorite and shows off the color play of Lavender well. It has good clarity and again the background color is cream. Cut by Barb. It is 14 X 8.7 mm and 2.03 cts. $ 213.00
O-506B-JELL: This is a rectangle cut of the same material. It is very close to being a square in dimensions. Good clarity and some color play. Cut by Barb. It is 6.6 X 6.2 mm and 1.08 cts. $114.00
O-513B-JELL:This one is a creme base color with orange highlights, and also has some very subtle color play inside of it. Very pretty stone, cut in a standard round brilliant, with no visible inclusions. 0.55 cts, 5.5 mm $41.25
O-514B-JELL:This one has a clear body, and some faint play of fire that adds interest when you look at it closely. No visible inclusions, and cut in a round brilliant variation. 0.67 cts, 6.4 mm $ 64.50
Peridot: all eye-clean and a nice medium green. This is the August birthstone. It is suitable for all types of jewelry.
P-101B-PERI: Peridot- This is some of the fine green peridot from Viet Nam, faceted in a round brilliant by Barb. It does have some of the typical "galaxy" inclusions, but they are placed near the girdle where they are not apparent in normal viewing. It is a Type II stone "small stones may be eye clean, larger stones often have eye visible inclusions". This one is 6.8 mm, 1.45 cts- ready to set in a 7 mm setting. $ 84.00
P-311-PERI: Peridot- Pakistan. This one is a beautiful, bright green. It is a clean stone except for a small flaw near the girdle, not visible in normal viewing. It is a round variation cut by John, sized to fit in commercial mountings; 7 mm, 1.68 ct. Just $104.00
P-312-PERI: Peridot- Pakistan. This is a round variation faceted by John. It is a beautiful bright color, and has a distinct veil of bubbles in it. They are not apparent in normal viewing, but really light up in close up photography. It is still an excellent and affordable stone for jewelry- 6 mm, 1.12 ct.$93.00
P-316-PERI: Peridot from Pakistan, this one is almost clean, with only a couple of very slight inclusions. It was faceted by John in a Vertical Bar variation, one of the better cuts to show off the fine color of this material in an emerald shape. It is 13.0 x 5.9 mm, 4.03 cts. $ 375.00
P-317-PERI: Peridot from Pakistan, this one is almost clean, with only a couple of very slight inclusions. It was faceted by John in a Portuguese cut, one of the better cuts to show off the fine color of this material in an emerald shape. It is 8.4 mm, 3.14 cts. $ 280.50
P-321-PERI: Peridot from Pakistan, this one is almost clean, with only a couple of very slight inclusions. It was faceted by John in a mixed round cut, to show off the fine color of this material. It is 7.6 mm, 2.26 cts. $ 145.00
P-322-PERI: Peridot from Pakistan, this one is almost clean, with only a couple of very slight inclusions. It was faceted by John in a round cut with a checkerboard crown. It is 9.0 mm, 2.49 cts. $ 159.00
P-323-PERI: Peridot from Pakistan, this one is almost clean, with only a couple of very slight inclusions. It was faceted by John in a Trilliant. It is 10.7 mm, 4.14 cts. $ 289.00
P-324-PERI: Peridot from Pakistan, this one is almost clean, with only a couple of very slight inclusions. It was faceted by John in a Barion Oval. It is 10.8 x 8.9 mm, 4.11 cts. $ 287.00
Petalite: A rare colorless to pink gem with a hardness of 6 to 6.5. Could be used for Pendants and earrings, and in rings that have a protective setting. These particular gems come from Brazil. Great collector stones, it is unusual to find a cut stone of 3 or more carats. These are all very clean stones. John Sinkankas states "colorless gems of small size, rarely available; sizes usually up to 3 carats; white inclusions and small cracks commonly present."
R-403B-PETA: Since John cut one I had to try for myself. This Petalite is a great stone ...sparkles plenty. Should be a great pendant piece. This one is an oval 16.8 X 13.2 mm and 13.10 ct. Keep in mind it is rare to find this stone in these sizes without inclusions. Cut by Barb $390.50
This is a treated variation of Quartz...the colors vary between gold and green.
Q-411b-GG:- This is a variation of a square step cut that Barb designed and cut...She calls it the "step where?square" cut. This is a good leek green color with clarity and sparkle. The size is 5X5 mm and it weighs .87 cts. $52.50
Green Quartz: Otherwise know as Prasiolite or Vermarine. This color is not found in nature but is produced by heat treating amethyst and yellow quartz. The color is most often a leek green but can also have some olive green coloration
Q-423B-GRNQ: This Green Quartz is a piece that is cut is a rectangle shape. It is a deeper olive color with some variation of color noted when moving the stone about . The clarity and character of this stone are great! This one is 3.02 cts and 10.1 X 6.1 mm. Cutter is Barb. $90.00
Rose Quartz: tends to be a light shade of pleasing pink, often with a bit of translucency. As is true of all stones in the quartz family, it makes an attractive and long-lasting addition to any jewelry collection. This material is from Madagascar, some of the finest available!
Q535B-ROSE: Rose quartz cut by Barb in a round cut. The measurements are 12.4 mm, 7.46 cts. Just priced at $ 75.00
Smoky Quartz: Bronze flash in a smokey-colored stone. One of those things I like to cut once in a while, just because it is interesting.
Q563-SMOKY: Smoky Quartz in round cut, with brassy highlights that resemble a galaxy. There are a *lot* of facets on this one, but the extra time and labor gives the stone a unique appearance. The measurements are 21.4 mm, 26.12 cts. Just priced at $ 150.00
Q564-SMOKY: Smoky Quartz in round cut, with the deeper color that is more commonly seen. The measurements are 25.7 mm, 56.80 cts. Just priced at $ 220.00
Q565-SMOKY: Smoky Quartz in round cut, with brassy highlights that resemble a galaxy. There are a *lot* of facets on this one, but the extra time and labor gives the stone a unique appearance. The measurements are 17.5 mm, 16.95 cts. Just priced at $ 125.00
All colors and measurements are to be considered estimates only; Please inspect your order when you receive it and form your own determinations. Of course, I offer 15-day return privilege on any unaltered materials for refund, credit, or exchange.
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