Gems, Diamonds, Precious Stones, Semi-Precious Stones

I should begin by letting you know that I'm primarily a designer AND maker of jewelry...and that I also create sculpture and other objects, some of which can be found by browsing my website. At the same time, I very much enjoy gems of high quality and I often incorporate one or more stones in whatever I may be making, whether jewelry, baby rattles, toys...well you probably get the picture. I'd call myself more an enthusiast of particularly fine gems. I take this opportunity to show a range of gemstones that I've found to be impressive. Please note that I'm not a gemologist, although I have had more than thirty years of involvement with a wide variety of gems.

Please click on the pictures or hyperlinks below
to visit pages specific to each variety of stone
australian opal
tanzanite
tourmaline green
fantasy cut citrine
Rubellite, an intensely hot pink tourmaline


A very nice Australian opal



Tanzanite, a most beautiful stone from eastern Africa


Green tourmaline. Fantasy cut by
Larry Winn


Fantasy cut citrines by Lew Wackler


ametrine
sapphire and sapphires
ruby and rubies
Fantasy cut ametrine by Lew Wackler


Sapphire occurs in a variety of colors



Aquamarine, a beautiful blue-green gem


Ruby, the red variety of corundum



Diamonds occurring in white and other colors


Tsavorite, an intensely green garnet


Amethyst, the purple variety of quartz


Tahitian black pearl




Iolite exhibits both blue and deep purple hues


Apatite, a brilliant aqua to blue-green gemstone


Lab-created diamond
yellow, pink, blue

Spessartite
is a form of deep orange garnet

Peridot
can be a beautiful gemstone

 

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