Everyone likes looking at a nice stone, right? Here’s a gem you might enjoy…

Found by Brett from Port Macquarie in June 2014 (a 2500km round trip… he must enjoy the Central Queensland sunshine!), this beauty must be one of the best stones found this year.


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Here are some technical details from the cutter (Fascination Gems’ own Dave Bezett)…

dave-cutting-500pxFinished size: 3.97ct.  Because the rough was very deep added an extra 16 culet facets.  For the technically minded, on the pavilion main facets 50 degrees, girdle 54 degrees, culet 42 degrees.  Crown mains 39 degrees, stars 24 degrees, girdles 46 degrees.

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    What’s it worth? Conservative estimate… $6000 – $8000. Not bad, and surely worth a little fuel money and sweat on the willoughby. Well done Brett!


    November 20, 2014 · Posted in Blog, Brag Board by Doug