It isn't quartz

Finally I am cutting something other than quartz!

Pictured here is a very nice little aquamarine weighing in at 2.23 cts and measuring 8.6 x 6.9 mm. It was really nice to cut something a little smaller and more cooperative than some of the larger stones I was doing while I was getting over my broken wrist and figuring out some new laps. The rough for this stone was obtained at the Spring 2016 West Coast Gem and Mineral Show from New Era Gems (Steve Ulatowski).

Ametrine

Ametrine pictured here is 6.15 cts. and measures 14.5 x 9.0 mm.

Several concave facets were placed on the pavilion side causing it to light up very nicely. The even division of purple and gold in these stones is very eye catching. I have a few more of these yet to cut in the parcel from New Era Gems ( Steve Ulatowski and Robert Ulatowski )

Triangle Trio

Just posted a trio of citrine triangles along with two new amethysts to the website

4.49 ct.citrine

9.75 ct. citrine

4.91 ct. citrine