Tourmalines
I attempt to accurately represent and describe cut stones and rough
as to appearance, size, origin and fully disclose any known
treatments in its description. Because you view the images on a
different monitor with different settings, color is particularly fickle
to represent, but I do my best.
Stone #: Gem 0006
Material: Tourmaline
Type: Bicolor - Pink to Green
From: Nigeria
Design: Signature #3 (Designed by Jeff Graham)
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Rectangle cushion
Size: 7.9mm long x 5.9mm wide x 5.2mm deep
Clarity:  VVS
Weight: 1.83 carats
Price: Sold
Treatments:  None known
Note: This design has a lot of brilliance: so much that the colors are a
bit hidden by the sparkle. I found the crown of this design a bit
difficult to cut, but it worked itself out in the end. Another excellent
bargain!
Stone #: Gem 0015
Material: Tourmaline
Type: Rubellite
From: Nigeria
Design: Heart Squared (designed by Jeff R. Graham)
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Heart with checkerboard crown
Size: 13.5mm long x 13.5mm wide x 9.3mm deep
Clarity:  IF
Weight: 8.91 carats
Price: Sold
Treatments:  None known
Note: Another checkerboard crown design. Did I ever say that I liked
checkerboard cuts? This is the only true checkerboard crown heart
design I know of. Nothing says love to your beloved more than a heart
shaped gemstone. And this one is one of the best. I'm not really sure I
want to sell this stone because I know I'll never see another like it! The
color is outstanding: pink - purple - red - peach. My wife insists on
calling it plum. No photo could do it justice.
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Stone #:  Gem 0005
Material: Tourmaline
Type: Bicolor - Pale Pink to Pale Green
From: Nigeria
Design: Arabian Star (designed by Jeff R. Graham)
Cut by: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Square
Size: 6.7mm wide x 4.7mm deep
Clarity:  IF
Weight: 1.37 carats
Price: Sold
Treatments:  None known
Note: I thought this stone was going to be larger when I first started
cutting the rough. But one or two frustrating surface flaws had me
kicking the cat! The result is nice though. This is a great bargain price for
a very pretty stone.  Also, there is no blue in this stone.  The blue you see
in the picture comes from a reflection off the walls of my cutting room.
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Stone #:  Gem 0035
Material:  Tourmaline
Type: Verdelite - Green/Blue
From: Africa
Design: Locked (designed by Dan Starr)
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Pentagon
Size:  6.7 mm wide x 4.15 mm deep
Clarity:  VS2
Weight: 1.15 carats
Price: Sold
Treatments:  None known
Note: This stone is a beautiful green/blue color that looks great with
this design.  On first glance it flashes broad greens, but upon further
inspection the blue comes through.  It was cut looking down the "c"
axis of the crystal.  The "a-b" axis was a light blue color.  The size is
ideal for a man's ring.
Stone #:  Gem 0036
Material: Tourmaline
Type: Verdelite - Green/Blue
From: Africa
Design: Chevron Square (designed by Dan Starr)
Cut By:  Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Square
Size:  7.4 mm square x 5.3 mm deep
Clarity:  VVS2
Weight:  2.03 carats
Price: Sold
Treatments:  None known
Note: This stone is a beautiful green/blue color that looks great with
this design.   It was cut on the "a-b" axis of the crystal, which looked
a lot more blue than the finished stone.  The design is new and has a
lot of sparkle.  The size is ideal for a man's ring.
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Stone #:  Gem 0034
Material: Tourmaline
Type: Rubellite - Bubble Gum Pink
From: Afghanistan
Design: Glitter Drop Heart (designed by Jeff Graham)
Cut By:  Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Heart
Size:  11.1 mm wide x 12.0 mm long x 7.7 mm deep
Clarity:  IF
Weight: 5.75 carats
Price: Sold
Treatments:  None known
Note: The color of this stone is the same as the bubble gum you find at
your local candy store.  As always, the pictures can't begin to do it justice.  
This Afghan material has rapidly gained a reputation as being a step above
most other tourmaline for brightness and sparkle.  The refractive index is
the same but it has extra oomph! Frankly...this is the most spectacular
stone I've ever seen!  I had to pull it from my wife's trembling grip! As
good as the material is, the design is just as good. Perhaps there is an
equally good design out there somewhere, but I haven't found it.
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Stone #:  Gem 0024
Material: Tourmaline
Type: Rubellite - Hot Pink
From: Africa
Design: Reverse "P" (designed by Jeff R. Graham)
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Hexagon
Size: 7.5 mm wide x 5.5 mm deep
Clarity:  IF
Weight: 2.17 carats
Price: Sold
Treatments:  None known
Note: The rough for this stone is from a small mine in Africa.  The
color is a very vibrant Hot Pink, which if you've never seen before in
person, will make your eyes scream
PINK!  Photos can't do it justice.
Stone #: Gem 0022 and Gem 0024  as a matched pair
Material: Tourmaline
Type: Rubellite - Hot Pink
From: Africa
Design: Reverse "P" (designed by Jeff R. Graham)
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Hexagon
Size: 7.5 mm wide x 5.5 mm deep = and - 7.9 mm wide x 5.6 mm
deep
Clarity:  IF
Weight: 2.17 carats and 2.33 carats for a total of 4.50 carats
Price: Sold
Treatments:  None known
Note: These two stones are a perfect match color-wise and only
slightly different in size.  They would make a great set of ear rings!  
The total price for the pair is $150 less than if the stones were
purchased separately.
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Stone #:  Gem 0022
Material: Tourmaline
Type: Rubellite - Hot Pink
From: Africa
Design:  Reverse "P" (designed by Jeff Graham)
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Hexagon
Size: 7.9 mm long x 5.6 mm deep
Clarity:  IF
Weight: 2.33 carats
Price: Sold
Treatments:  None known
Note: The rough for this stone is from a small mine in Africa.  The
color is a very vibrant Hot Pink, which if you've never seen before in
person, will make your eyes scream
PINK!  Photos can't do it justice.
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Stone #:  Gem 0011
Material: Tourmaline
Type:  Rubellite - Pink/Peach
From: Nigeria
Design: Heart Squared (designed by Jeff R. Graham)
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Heart with checkerboard crown
Size: 9.6mm long x 9.5mm wide x 6.7mm deep
Clarity:  VVS
Weight: 3.39 carats
Price:  Sold
Treatments:  None known
Note: Another checkerboard crown design. Did I ever say that I liked
checkerboard cuts? This is the only true checkerboard crown heart design I know
of. Nothing says love to your beloved more than a heart shaped gemstone. And
this one is one of the best. This stone is lighter in saturation than shown here.
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Stone #: Gem 0010
Material: Tourmaline
Type: Rubellite
From:  Nigeria
Design: Gambler (designed by Jeff R. Graham)
Cut by: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Round with checkerboard crown
Size: 7.4mm diameter x 5.3mm deep
Clarity:  VVS
Weight: 1.70 carats
Price: Sold to Tom
Treatments:  None known
Note: Another checkerboard crown design. Did I ever say that I liked
checkerboard cuts? Very pretty design. Why buy a standard round
brilliant cut stone when you can have a very distinctive checkerboard
round?
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Stone #:  Gem 0062
Material:  Tourmaline
Type: Rubelite - Top Hot Pink
From:  Afghanistan
Design: Ojo Glitter (designed by Jeff Graham)
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Oval
Size:  10.00 mm wide x 12.00 mm long x 7.7 mm deep
Clarity:  IF
Weight: 5.25 carats
Price: Sold
Treatments:  None known
Note:  This stone is a complete stunner! My wife has been lobbying
hard for me to make it into a ring for her...no chance! I have my
customers to think about. The 141 facets in the design demanded that
I spend more than my usual time cutting it, but is well worth it.
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