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.
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Stone #: Gem 0009
Material: Tourmaline
Type: Rubellite
From: Nigeria
Design: Gambler (designed by Jeff R. Graham)
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape:  Round with a checkerboard crown
Size: 8.6mm diameter x 5.8mm deep
Clarity:  IF
Weight: 2.47 carats
Price:  $450 Reserved
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?  This
stone has a lot of purple in it
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Stone #:  Gem 0007
Material: Tourmaline
Type:  Rubellite
From: Nigeria
Design: Arabian Star (designed by Jeff R. Graham)
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Square
Size: 7.6mm wide x 5.4mm deep
Clarity:  VVS
Weight: 2.10 carats
Price:  $400.00
Treatments:  None known
Note: If you've ever wondered why there is so much fuss about "Top
Rubellite," this stone would supply all the answers! This stone is a nice
purple color. This would be perfect for a man's ring.
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This design is unpublished.
Stone #:  Gem 0042
Material:  Tourmaline
Type: Indicolite - Blue
From: Afghanistan
Design: Diamond Blue (designed by Jeff Graham)
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Square
Size:  11.04 mm x 10.7 mm x 7.16 mm
Clarity:  VS - 1 tiny needle and 5 tiny bubbles near the surface of a pavilion
facet
Weight: 5.54 carats
Price: $3200.00
Treatments:  None known
Note: This stone is a beautiful blue color in sunlight that color shifts toward
blue/green in other light. This stone really is quite spectacular in person and well
worth the cost  The size is good for a large man's ring.

A recent appraisal description read: "One square modified mixed cut natural
indicolite, measuring 11.04 x 10.70 x 7.16mm, approximate weight of 5.54ct.,
clarity is eye clean, type II, medium dark, moderately strong, green blue color,
(GIA GB 6/4), cut is very good."

Below is a photo of a sample of the rough tourmaline used to cut this gem!
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Stone #:  Gem 0045
Material:  Tourmaline
Type: Rubellite - Peach/Pink
From: Nigeria
Design: Oddie (designed by Dan Starr)
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Hexagon
Size: 8.6 mm wide x 9.4 mm long x 5.9 mm deep
Clarity:  VVS2
Weight: 2.60 carats
Price: $400.00
Treatments:  None known
Note: This stone is a beautiful peach/pink color that shifts towards pink in
sunlight and towards peach in other light. This is not an unusual color for
Nigerian tourmaline.  Some people may call it brown, but it can go from
gold to bronze to pink depending on how you tilt it.  It's really very nice.
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This design is unpublished.
Stone #:  Gem 0046
Material:  Tourmaline
Type: Rubellite - Pink/Peach
From:  Nigeria
Design: Sea Foam Shore (designed by Jeff Graham)
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Rectangle
Size:  10.2 mm wide x 12.9 mm long x 8.5 mm deep
Clarity:  VS2
Weight: 9.47 carats
Price: $1200
Treatments:  None known
Note:  This stone is a beautiful pink/peach in sunlight and slightly
towards peach in other light. This is not an unusual color for Nigerian
Tourmaline.  This design minimizes the light coming from the a/b axis,
and results in the pink color at one end taking over almost the entire
stone.  If tilted correctly, you can still see which end is devoid of
color centers.  There is a group of bubbles and voids near one corner
of the stone which earns it the VS2 clarity rating, but overall it is a
very beautiful gem!  The pictures above were shot in a combination of
sunlight and fluorescent light.
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This design is unpublished.
Stone #:  Gem 0050
Material:  Tourmaline
Type: Verdelite - slightly bluish green
From:  Afghanistan
Design: Modified Sea Foam Shore (designed by Jeff Graham)
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Square
Size:  12.75 mm wide x 10.2 mm deep
Clarity:  IF
Weight: 14.68 carats
Price: $10,000
Treatments:  None known
Note:  This stone is a beautiful electric blue/green.  Depending on how
you tilt it, you can get more or less green mingling in with the blue.  
It's a very nice effect.  This is as good as blue/green ever gets, and
because of it's size and clarity it commands a top price.

A recent appraisal description read: "One square modified mixed cut
natural green tourmaline, measuring 12.88 x 12.86 x 10.39mm, exact
weight 14.68 ct., clarity is eye clean, type I, medium, moderately
strong, green color, (GIA G 5/4), cut is very good."

Below are 2 photos of the rough tourmaline used to cut this gem!
This design is unpublished.
Stone #: Gem 0053
Material:  Tourmaline
Type: Bicolor
From:  Nigeria
Design: Modified Gram Easy Emerald (designed by Jeff Graham)
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Rectangle
Size:  6.4 mm wide x 34.4 mm long x 6.1 mm deep
Clarity:  I
Weight: 14.40 carats
Price: $900.00
Treatments:  None known
Note:  I had a real problem trying to grade this stone and come up
with a price!  It is included with most of the inclusion actually being
tiny voids in or near the center stripe.  The naked eye doesn't see most
of the smaller zoning that is so obvious in this picture.  This is another
stone I'm tempted to keep, but the wife already has a nice bicolor, so
it's up for sale.
Stone #: Gem 0060
Material:  Tourmaline
Type: Rubellite
From:  Nigeria
Design: Thoth 1.25
Cut By: Dan Starr
Basic Shape: Oval
Size:  7.4 mm wide x 9.4 mm long x 5.6 mm deep
Clarity:  VVS
Weight: 2.44 carats
Price: $800
Treatments:  None known
Note:  This is what Jeff Graham labeled as Top Rubellite, meaning the
best color rubellite there is. I have priced it below his lowest
recommended price to get a quick sale. His recommended prices go
from $350/ct to $1800/ct. I'll say it once: this is a great deal!
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