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Annual Spectrum Awards - each year the American Gem Trade Association celebrates the skills and achievements of gem cutters.  This Best of Show is by Dalan Hargrave and Stephanie Michael Young - a 125 carat spirographic cut mint green beryl with a concave pavilion and flat faceted crown.

2005 winner of the American Gem Trade Association's Best of Show Annual Spectrum award for gemcutting - a spirographic cut mint-green beryl with a concave pavilion and flat faceted crown by Dalan Hargrave and Stephanie Michael Young.

View 1: This stunning gemstone was cut from spodumene rough mined from the Mawi Mine located in Laghman, NW, Nuristan Province in Afghanistan. The crystal was mined over 30 years ago and has been hiding in a private collection until just this past year. The crystal showed fabulous pleochroism with violet down the C axis and pale greens and blues through other axes. Blue spodumene is rare and the combination of greens, blues and deep violet is even rarer. What makes this stone so incredibly…

Heart of Planet This stunning gemstone was cut from spodumene rough mined from the Mawi Mine located in Laghman, NW, Nuristan Province in Afghanistan. The crystal was mined over 30 years ago and has been hiding in a private collection until just this p

Indicolite Tourmaline gemstone

This Indicolite Tourmaline gemstone features the Concave cut.

This almond-shaped stone is the largest apple-green diamond known. Its green color is attributed to the crystal’s close contact with a radioactive source at some point in its lifetime. The Dresden Green, which probably originated in a rough crystal of 100 carats or more, is unique among world-famous gems for not only its color, but also its elongated shape.

This almond-shaped stone is the largest apple-green diamond known. Its green color is attributed to the crystals close contact with a radioactive source at some point in its lifetime. The Dresden Green, which probably originated in a rough crystal of 100

Natural Color Diamonds   #Beautiful #Gemstones #Jewelry

Natural Color Diamonds …Not just White! Bet these rarities are something specia

Color Change Garnet is one of the most rare, interesting, and phenomenal of all gems and the only example of blue garnet. In the past, gemological literature referred to garnet as occurring in every color but blue, but this is clearly not the case anymore and some Madagascan and Tanzanian color change garnets are indeed blue under the right light conditions.

Color Change Garnet Alexandrite garnet Color Change Garnet is an intermediary garnet between Pyrope and Spessartite in the garnet triangle.

46.22ct Bolivian ametrine in a StarBrite™ round cut - by American John Dyer

Impressive work from the John Dyer Portfolio is this brightly reflective Bolivian ametrine in a StarBrite™ round cut.

The "Purple Orchid" diamond is up for auction today at the Hong Kong Jewelry & Gem Fair. This incredibly rare fancy intense pinkish purple VS2 diamond is 3.37 carats, a size practically unheard of for purple diamonds. It took Leibish & Co., the top name in fancy diamonds, four months to cut and polish this beauty.  And what, did you ask, is the starting price for this plum pièce de résistance? Only $4 million, or nearly $1.2 million per carat.  #purplediamond #yesplease! www.diamonds.pro

Leibish & Co. Purple Orchid diamond is a carat, Fancy Intense Pinkish Purple, Cushion Shaped diamond with Clarity

by Dalan Hargrave. 37mm, 95-carat ametrine, double spirographic cut with flat and concave faceted pavilion

Best of Competition / Also, First Place, Specially Cut Gems / by Dalan Hargrave / 95 carats Ametrine, double spirographic cut with flat and concave faceted pavilion.

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