Miscellaneous Gemstones

oregon sunstone rough
The Oregon Sunstone Rough shown above produced the faceted gemstones you see below. One can get a good idea of some of the waste of the original rough, as one can see the trim marks where a diamond saw blade will remove cracks, inclusions and areas that are not desired in the finished faceted gemstone. The typical yield that we use when estimating a finished gemstone is 20% - meaning that 80% of the rough that is paid for, is literally trimmed and ground away. Note that the rough piece on the left produced the gemstone in the photo you see below. You can see some of the glittering schiller in the piece of rough. The green outline (watermelon) was removed so as not to mix the green with the reddish orange, as there was a high likelihood that this would muddy the color and the final gemstone would not be the nice pure color you see below!
oregon sunstone
A Very Large Natural 9.93ct Oregon Sunstone, mined in 2009 and faceted in the U.S. by our Master Cutter (Stephen Kotlowski). This is a dusty orange under office fluorescent lights, but a bright orange under lights such as incandesents. There is a decent amount of schiller without being overpowered by schiller. It causes a slight sleepiness which is very common in these gems with schiller. It is still bright, it certainly glitters internally and externally (our Master Cutter is responsible for the high polish!) and is a wonderful example of a large orangy Natural Oregon Sunstone! 12.45x11.35x10.60mm (dd-09b-02) $2,979
Note - Production this year, 2009, has been quite low due to mechanized mining failures. Problems continue to plague the complicated mechanisms which must all act as one unit. We were only one of two that were allowed to view this rough and make a selection. The owner of All That Glitters personally chose these two pieces of rough from this very limited selection.
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A - 3.12ct Natural Oregon Sunstone, mined in October 2008 and faceted in the U.S. Some schiller, best seen from the side. A beige or light apricot color; some may call it a Topaz color. (dd-09a-02) $312
B - A large ROUND 4.56ct Natural Oregon Sunstone, also mined in October 2008 and faceted in the U.S. Not seen very often in larger rounds. The color is similar in descripton to the oval. Interesting pattern which gives the design a slight swirl - LOTS of sparkle. (dd-09a-03) $684
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A nicely colored 3.78ct Natural Oregon Sunstone, mined in October 2008 and faceted in the U.S. As is typical with the reds, it is surrounded by a field of clear. With the stone tipped on the side, one can clearing see this, as well as an inclusion which runs parallel to the length. Depending on the viewing angle, one can see some of this abscense of color on the side, and the inclusion is not all that readily visible. (dd-09a-01) $567
blue topaz
A VERY Unique color in Blue Topaz. This was purchased from a previously well known company in Texas which is no longer in business. These gemstones were faceted in Germany (Idar Oberstein) and underwent more than one process to produce this color which is a neon blue. The three pieces total 8.76cts and is $350 - which is a savings over purchasing them separately. You may purchase them separately at $50/ct - contact us for the carat weight(s) of the one(s) you desire.
(earl-90b-01)
tourmaline and garnet
A Suite of Color....
3.19ct Rose Garnet: $160
1.18ct Green Tourmaline: $118
3.74ct Red Garnet (most likely a fine Rhodolite): $374 SOLD!
(minco-09-02p)
71pt pear shaped diamond
0.71ct Pear Shaped Diamond, Approx H/I color and SI2 Clarity (scrp-08-02) $2,945
An appraisal (2003) is available but obviously outdate; shows more info: Appraisal
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Two cabs of Tanzanian Sunstone weighing about 0.65cts total, showing some phenomenon $65
16.90cts of Tanzanian Sunstone (not exactly matched and can be purchased separately) with a wonderful color and a faint/medium 4-ray stay present. This material was written up in an article by Morgan Beard and is very collectable. You can see the internal fibers that make up the stars. The body color is gold... (7.69ct and 9.21ct) (mj3inc-04-04p) $60/ct
(A great price for this fine quality material!)
sunstone sunstone
3 cabs of Tanzanian Sunstone weighing 14.65cts. The middle stone shows a weak 4 ray star, and the left hand/right hand cab show a fairly distinct cats-eye! These gemstones can be purchased separately. Photo on the left was taken with a pen light to act as the lighting source to show off the phenomenon. (3.66ct, 3.72ct, 7.27ct) (mj3inc-04-04p) $60/ct (A great price for this fine quality material!)
Same 3 cabs under office flourescent lights with no over head pin point light source; therefore, no cats-eye or star.
green feldspar
2.89ct Rare Green Andesine Feldspar, uncommon in this color. The red, orange or orangy red that has been prevalent in the market has been proven to have been color enhanced. We are not sure about whether green is also being ehanced, as the articles just discuss the red/orange. This is our first Green Feldspar purchase in our 25+ year history. We just hadn't seen a fine one at an attractive price previouslyl. Whether this is enhanced or not, it is a very nice gemstone...
(dazgem-06a-01) $1,012
Gemstones - New Edition
orthoclase
Two Deep Yellow Orthoclases from Madagascar. Unsual in such fine yellow (note that the color is a medium deep yellow, and the orangy highlights were picked up by the camera. The eye does not see this orange).
Small Oval: 8.28cts (hilbos-05-01a) $621
Large Oval: 31.67cts (hilbos-05-01p) SOLD !
chrysoberyl
Intense Yellow Chrysoberyl, 3.72ct Oval (awa-07-01) $3,720
chrysoberyl
Medium Yellow Chrysoberyl, 3.83ct Cushion (awa-07-03) $1,915
agate pair
Matched pair of fancy Agate Approx 30cts (tdw-07-01b) $129
agate pair
Matched pair of fancy Agate Approx 24cts (tdw-07-01c) $119
mookaite
Mookaite Matched Pair (Never seen a matched pair of this gemstone!) Approx 25cts (tdw-07-01f) $129
What is Mookaite? Here is one definition found on line via a Google Search: Mookaite (sometimes spelled Mookite, or just called Mook Jasper) is a colorful Jasper from Western Australia. It is a warm flood of reds, yellows and browns. It is formed as a sediment in erosion zones and as a filler in cracks. In Australia, Mookaite is considered to be a healing stone that bestows strength. It is said to shield the wearer from difficult situations and to connect us to loved ones who have passed away. Mookaite is named for where is was first found ó in outcrops, principally on Mooka Station (a sheep farm of around 700,000 acres), on the west side of the Kennedy Range in Western Australia. According to locals, the Aboriginal word ìmookaî means ìrunning watersî, no doubt in reference to the many fresh water springs that feed Mooka Creek.
synthetic alexandrite freeform diopside rough
0.57 Russian Synthetic Alexandrite Freeform 1.98ct Diopside 7.88ct Diopside Rough
This would make a great piece for a collection or in a custom designed ring, pendant or pin. Under the right lighting conditions, this stone will display the colors above - frequently, a mix of the two colors will be present. Offered for a limited time at the special price of only $114
Visit our Synthetic Alexandrite Page!
The origin of this material is Madagascar. One piece was faceted by our cutters to produce the round. The piece of rough above, which is not facet quality, accompanies the faceted stone. This would make a great piece for someone interested in faceted stones and the material that produces them. $199
chrysoberyl
3.57ct Oval Golden Yellow Chrysoberyl (bary-92-03) $1,428
4.49ct Total Weight Yellow Scapolite Parcel - African $247 for the parcel (eagt-94-05p)
sphene
3.52ct Sphene (Madagascar), Elong Emerald Cut, Great Dispersion, faceted in the U.S. - $1,408 (mjthre-00b-1b)
Gemstones - New Edition
aquamarine
1.41ct Aquamarine, nice shape and color; veil running across, not that noticeable - $212 (tpco-89-02)
published kyanite
Kyanite from Nepal - $200 per carat, ave wt = 2.67cts
Kashmir Sapphire Blue Color! An incredible color without the typically issues of inclusions and zoning seen in this material. This particulat deposit produced some gemmy material, as Kyanite is not thought of as a faceted gemstone - so this particular find and these examples above are far from the norm! (vst-04d-04p) The two ovals above have been sold. A Dealer sale to Slovakia. The two smaller pieces are available - and the average weight of the two is less than 2 carats!
Michael Dyber/Idar-Oberstein Custom Piece
Two different images of a 17.70ct Rutilated Quartz Sculpted piece by the Award Winning Gem Designer - Michael Dyber, with a custom designed black onyx carved piece specifically created for Michael's work. The onyx was carved by a master craftsman in the world famous Idar-Oberstein, Germany and is both signed and dated. The onxy has a flowing channel down the middle ridge of each arm, which could accomodate a gold wire for a design which would reflect the Rutilated quartz. Note that the shape of the onyx also flows with the rutilated quartz design.This one of a kind piece is only $875. (dyber/grimm)
Boulder Opal/Idar-Oberstein Custom Piece
Again, two different images of another unique item. This one incorporates boulder opal from Queensland, Australia and custom carved Mahogany Obsidian.The artisians of Idar-Oberstein, Germany have created a custom piece in shape, texture and color to match the boulder opal below. There are both highly polished surfaces on the obsidian, as well as sandblasted areas. A channel next to the opal will allow a designer to inlay brightly colored gemstones or even intarsia to accent the play of colors from the opal.This unique and one of a kind piece is both signed/dated and is priced at $875. (rshap/grimm)
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A - David Stanley Sculpted Interlocking Citrine( 2.11ct)/Amethyst(2.90ct) $735 (dstan-90a#)
Signed statement of authenticity by David Stanley
B - David Stanley Sculpted Green Tourmaline(3.99ct) $650 (dstan-90e#)
Signed statement of authenticity by David Stanley
C - David Stanley Sculpted Interlocking Citrine(2.26ct)/Amethyst(3.48ct) $825 (dstan-90c#)
Signed statement of authenticity by David Stanley
These pieces were designed by David Stanley, one of the first Americans working in a similar fashion to Munsteiner in Germany. These unique pieces were chosen from a few hundred pieces of David's work approximately 20 years ago. They were chosen based on the designs, keeping the customer and goldsmith in mind. Note that the citrine and amethyst pieces are separate pieces, and one can separate them with a bar of gold, diamonds, other gemstones or whatever the customer desires.
For an article on David Stanley's work and a photo of one of his design's click on the link below:
Modern Jewelers Article - David Stanley Gem Sculptor

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