Playing around with light return on this, resulted in an innovative cut quartz gem. Polished with a flat top and three crisp facets on the bottom. The angled sides return bright white light and illuminate the stone, while the flat top and bottom act as a window. There's a few rutile and inclusions that look like trapped still life.
This is a freeform shape with two points, flat top/bottom and sharp girdle for setting. Would make a great ring or pendant.
Approximate size- 30 x 12 x 6 mm, 14 carats. Priced at $6 per carat
Andean opal has a gel base, looking like water frozen in still life. This one is translucent with hints of blue, green, and white. Carved in a freeform drop shape....
High clarity with smoky exterior, very fine shadow banding when you get up close. The center shows the bubbly botroydal formation. Would make a great center for a pendant, or...
Partial star caught in still life! Bronze/copper toned rutile bursting away at a 60 degree angle. Each strand catches and reflects the light back with a polished metallic shimmer. High...