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I have a large selection of designs of which only a small selection are shown here.
If you are looking for something in particular please contact me and I will assist you in finding the right design.

Asscher Cut

Asscher Cut

Design : Asscher Cut (Classic) Facets : 73 or 65

Originally developed in the very early 1900's by Joesph Asscher, this classic diamond cut has become a firm favorite in the world of coloured gemstones. The Asscher creates a unique patterm that people refer to as the windmill pattern.

Depending on the type of stone being cut I will either cut the Asscher with four or five tiers of facets on the pavilion. I find that lower RI stones like quartz and beryl require five tiers (as pictured in the diagram) in order to produce a satisfactory pattern. Topaz, tourmaline, peridot, garnet, sapphires and other higher RI material is cut with four tiers. This four tier version is consistent with the original Asscher Cut design which some literature describes as having 58 facets. This count of 58 is comprised of 56 facets + 1 table facet + 1 culet facet and does not count the 8 girdle facets. The culet facet is like a small table but placed at the bottom of the stone. This is generally only done on diamonds over a certain size. On coloured gemstones this culet facet is not normally cut, rather the culet is cut to a point.

 

As you can see below, colour really becomes the Asscher. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, please contact me and together we'll come up with something spectacular.

 

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Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
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Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #402
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 19.3 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 14 x 14 x 12.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is an outstanding natural blue topaz gemstone in all aspects. For starters the colour is that lovely light blue colour that makes the natural blue topaz truely something special. The gem is eye clean and crystal clear, and it's BIG! The gem is cut in the classic Asscher Cut design and the "windmill" or "propeller" patterns in this particular stone are first class and really do standout. The photos really do not do this gem any justice and it is so much better in real life.

This gem would make a superb collector's stone of a large faceted natural blue topaz, flawlessly cut in the classic Asscher. It would be the centre piece of any such collection.

I have also included some "action" shots showing the topaz in the rough form prior to cutting. It is immersed in a white cap full of water. This is an aid to seeing where the blue "zones" are in the stone so that it can be correctly orientated to maximise the blue colour in the cut gem. The other pics show the gem in different stages of being faceted. This is a top shelf natural blue topaz, an exceptionally fine gemstone!

* Note - any black that appears in the facet reflections are simply that of the camera lens. The gem is very crisp and bright when you look at it in person.


Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, North Queensland, Australia, #402

 

Light Green Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Afghanistan, #363
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Stone : Light Green Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #363
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Afghanistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.7 carat
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 6.8 x 6.8 x 5.8 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This beautiful little asscher cut gem is a delightful light green tourmaline from Afghanistan. Its a perfect size for a ring stone and is nice, light and bright. I'd say the colour is a light green to light yellow-green and it is very pretty. Its a sweet little gem looking for a good home. :-)

Light Green Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Afghanistan, #363
Light Green Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Afghanistan, #363
Light Green Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Afghanistan, #363
Light Green Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Afghanistan, #363
Light Green Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Afghanistan, #363

 

Citrine, All Seeing Eye, #217

Stone : Citrine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #217
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.7 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Colour : Y7
Size : 7 x 7 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A nice lightly coloured asscher cut citrine. This particular combination of colour, stone and cut is fast becoming a classic. The light tones show the windmill patterns that the asscher is famous for very nicely. The pics show more brown then what is actually in the gem which is very yellow and bright.

Citrine, All Seeing Eye, #217
Citrine, All Seeing Eye, #217
Citrine, All Seeing Eye, #217
Citrine, All Seeing Eye, #217
Citrine, All Seeing Eye, #217

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #386
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Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #386
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.9 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 9 x 9 x 7.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Here is a superb natural blue topaz facetted in the classic Asscher Cut design. The colour is excellent for a natural blue and is lovely and bright, this material works very well as an Asscher. There are several very fine silver needle inclusions in the gem but nothing that detracts from the overall appearance of the gem. It is an excellent Asscher and should fit a standard setting without any problems. A beautiful blue gemstone!

Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #386
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #386
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #386
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #386
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #386
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #386
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #386

 

Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
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Stone : Pink Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #179
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 5.5 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10 x 10 x 8.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : It's big and it's beautiful! This is a luscious asscher cut pink tourmaline and eye clean. In person it has rich cranberry pink tones with secondary peach tones (the photos just don't do this gem any justice). This is a top shelf asscher cut tourmaline gem and you don't often come across flawless gems of this size, colour and quality.


* 25/7/2011 - I have taken some more pics of this tourmaline to try and capture the colour and its personality. I was never really happy with the original pics as they seemed a bit dull to me. I have kept the original pics but moved them to the end of the list. The new pics are at the front.

There are a number of outdoor hand shots. The ones that have nice green grass in them I took down at Bowen on the coast around January during the "wet" season, which explains the glorious lush grass. The not-so green grass shots are from here at Mt Surprise. I'm quite amazed at the difference in the colours of the gem and I can only put it down to the variations in the actual sunlight between the coast and inland, and the time of year.

Now, this pink tourmaline gem IS dark and you would have to like dark, sultry gems. It is dark but the pink flashes in this gem are really HOT! There are several other colours in there as well, namely a very nice violet and a peachy orange colour. All in all this is an excellent gem and over time it has become one of my favorites. It's funny how over time one can become attached to a gemstone. It took me a while to warm to this gemstone but after looking at it for so long I've come to really appreciate its beauty. It is a gem of complex personality, if I can put it that way. One might initially be dissuaded by its darkness but its complex and beautiful play of colours has won me over. I have many times thought of putting it aside in my personal collection and setting it in a big gold ring for myself but so far I've resisted. This is a really nice gem - a favorite - and if it does sell, I would love to know that its going to a good home. :-)

SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

* Suggested wholesale price per carat for a gem of this size, type and quality ranges from $250 - $300 USD.
The GemGuide 2009


Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #179

 

Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371
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Stone : Aquamarine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #371
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : Unknown, possibly heated?
Weight : 4.9 carat
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 10 x 10 x 8.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Here's the classic aqua asscher. This is a very fine large aqua with a nice lovely blue colour. It isn't the usual pale aqua that you see alot of, this one has a very defined blue with no green. I'm not sure whether it has been heated or not. There are a number of minor inclusions in the gem common to beryl including a few small, very fine silver needles near one edge along the girdle. I didn't notice them until I was polishing the stone so that might tell you something about them.

Because of its large and glorious size, I cut this asscher with 5 tiers on the pavilion and 4 on the crown. The "windmill" or "propeller" pattern is fantastic and I really like it. It is a very bright gem, nice and clear. If you like big blue aquas, this is the one for you... a very pleasing gem.


Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371
Aquamarine, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #371

 

Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #298
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Stone : Pink Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #298
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 5.9 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10 x 10 x 8.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is as fine an asscher cut pink tourmaline gemstone as you are ever likely to see. Lovely delicate pink tones with golden peach highlights. There is also a blush of soft violet that appears in the right light that is beguiling. The gem is eye clean which can be hard to find in tourmaline this size. The design is the traditional favorite Asscher Cut which is well suited to light pink tourmaline like this one. A truely fine asscher cut tourmaline gemstone.



SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #298
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #298
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #298
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #298
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #298
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #298
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #298
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #298
Asscher Cut Pink Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, Nigeria, #298

 

Sage Green Quartz, Asscher Cut, #147

Stone : Sage Green Quartz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #147
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : Heated
Weight : 5.75 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10.8 x 10.8 x 8.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : I'm very much taken by the colour of this gemstone. As the name suggests, it has the colour of sage green and pale eucalypt. To the best of my knowledge, sage green quartz is the only gemstone with this particular tone of green. It is reallllly nice! It is cut in the classic "windmill" asscher.

Sage Green Quartz, Asscher Cut, #147
Sage Green Quartz, Asscher Cut, #147
Sage Green Quartz, Asscher Cut, #147
Sage Green Quartz, Asscher Cut, #147
Sage Green Quartz, Asscher Cut, #147
Sage Green Quartz, Asscher Cut, #147
Sage Green Quartz, Asscher Cut, #147
Sage Green Quartz, Asscher Cut, #147

 

Golden Citrine, All Seeing Eye, #211

Stone : Golden Citrine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #211
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : Heated
Weight : 1.7 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Colour : Y4
Size : 7 x 7 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A very fine asscher cut citrine. The gem has rich golden tones and looks devine. The pics show alot more caramel and brown then what is actually there... my camera has troubles with yellow tones. A very fine gem.

Golden Citrine, All Seeing Eye, #211
Golden Citrine, All Seeing Eye, #211
Golden Citrine, All Seeing Eye, #211
Golden Citrine, All Seeing Eye, #211
Golden Citrine, All Seeing Eye, #211
Golden Citrine, All Seeing Eye, #211
Golden Citrine, All Seeing Eye, #211

 

Yellow Beryl, Brazil, #150

Stone : Yellow Beryl
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #150
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.5 carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 10 x 10 x 7.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A classic asscher cut yellow beryl... nice and light and bright. The windmill pattern shows up well. The colour is a pale yellow and is very lovely. There are several tiny pinprick sized platelet-like inclusions otherwise it is eye clean.

Yellow Beryl, Brazil, #150
Yellow Beryl, Brazil, #150
Yellow Beryl, Brazil, #150
Yellow Beryl, Brazil, #150
Yellow Beryl, Brazil, #150
Yellow Beryl, Brazil, #150

 

Asscher Cut Chrysoberyl, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #299
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Stone : Chrysoberyl
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #299
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.1 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 5 x 5 x 5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is something that you rarely see, a fine bright asscher cut chrysoberyl. Most chrysoberyl tends to be small and is usually cut in round or oval designs. I was lucky to get this nice blocky piece of rough that was perfect for an Asscher Cut. Chrysoberyl is in the same ballpark as sapphire in terms of hardness and brightness. This fine little gem is a nice bright yellow with slight greenish highlights. It's very dazzling in the sunlight and would make a great ring stone. A top shelf asscher cut chrysoberyl gem!



Please note that the photos show a fair amount of brown. This is a issue with my camera as I just cannot get it to process the yellow colour spectrum accurately. In real life, the gemstone has significantly less brown and more of a touch of green. It is still predominately yellow but there is a green hint about it.

SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Asscher Cut Chrysoberyl, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #299
Asscher Cut Chrysoberyl, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #299
Asscher Cut Chrysoberyl, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #299
Asscher Cut Chrysoberyl, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #299
Asscher Cut Chrysoberyl, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #299
Asscher Cut Chrysoberyl, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #299
Asscher Cut Chrysoberyl, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #299

 

Madeira Citrine, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #291
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Stone : Madeira Citrine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #291
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : Heated
Weight : 1.1 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 6 x 6 x 5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This rich deep madeira citrine looks stunning cut in the classic Asscher Cut design. Before I cut it I thought that the madeira colour might be too dark for an Asscher but when I was finished I was pleasantly surprised that that was the case. It works very well in the Asscher and shows the patterns nicely. The colour, even though its hard to tell in the pics, in real life is very close to the darker orange coloured spessartite garnet... they are very similar. This is a fine gemstone.

Madeira Citrine, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #291
Madeira Citrine, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #291
Madeira Citrine, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #291
Madeira Citrine, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #291

 

Uruguayan Amethyst, Asscher Cut, #219

Stone : Amethyst
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #219
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Uruguay
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.6 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 8 x 8 x 7 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A classic Uruguayan amethyst asscher cut gemstone. There are the beautiful violet/purple/pink colours which this amethyst is famous for. A very lovely asscher cut amethyst gemstone.

Uruguayan Amethyst, Asscher Cut, #219
Uruguayan Amethyst, Asscher Cut, #219
Uruguayan Amethyst, Asscher Cut, #219
Uruguayan Amethyst, Asscher Cut, #219
Uruguayan Amethyst, Asscher Cut, #219

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #222

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #222
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.3 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7 x 7 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A lovely natural blue topaz. The design is the classic asscher cut and works very well in natural blue topaz. The patterns show up nicely.

Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #222
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #222
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #222
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #222
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #222

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #233

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #233
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.4 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9 x 9 x 7 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A large beautiful natural blue topaz cut in the classic asscher cut design. This lightly saturated nature of this material perfectly complements the asscher cut design so that the windmill patterns can be easily seen. A lovely gem.

Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #233
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #233
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #233
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #233

 

Golden Beryl, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #236

Stone : Golden Beryl
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #236
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.75 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10 x 10 x 7.8 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : An absolutely gorgeous golden beryl asscher gemstone. This is a fine example of golden beryl with rich golden yellow and caramel tones. A wonderful gemstone!

Golden Beryl, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #236
Golden Beryl, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #236
Golden Beryl, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #236
Golden Beryl, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #236
Golden Beryl, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #236
Golden Beryl, Asscher Cut, Brazil, #236

 

Asscher Cut Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #228

Stone : Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #228
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.35 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7 x 7 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a fine O’Briens Creek topaz hand dug by the cutter. It is cut in the classic Asscher Cut design and looks absolutely fabulous. It is silvery white and very bright with no visible inclusions or flaws. A very nice asscher cut topaz gem!

Asscher Cut Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #228
Asscher Cut Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #228
Asscher Cut Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #228

 

Asscher Cut Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #216

Stone : Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #216
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.4 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7 x 7 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A fine silvery white topaz in the classic Asscher Cut design... you'll think this was a diamond.

Asscher Cut Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #216
Asscher Cut Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #216
Asscher Cut Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #216
Asscher Cut Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #216
Asscher Cut Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #216
Asscher Cut Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #216
Asscher Cut Topaz, Asscher Cut, O'Briens Creek, Mt Surprise, Australia, #216

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher, Brazil, #201

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #201
Design : Asscher
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.5 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 7 x 7 x 6.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A fine asscher cut in lovely natural blue topaz. There is a very fine silvery needle but does not detract from the overall appearance of the gem.

Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher, Brazil, #201
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher, Brazil, #201
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher, Brazil, #201
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher, Brazil, #201
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher, Brazil, #201

 

Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher, Brazil, #186

Stone : Natural Blue Topaz
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #186
Design : Asscher
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.5 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 8 x 8 x 7 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : The classic asscher cut looks stunning in natural blue topaz. In my humble opinion, natural blue topaz easily rivals the lighter coloured aquamarine... it has a higher "refractive index" (RI), is harder and often more "blue". This stone has some very fine veil inclusions but they do not detract from the appearance of the gem.

Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher, Brazil, #186
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher, Brazil, #186
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher, Brazil, #186
Natural Blue Topaz, Asscher, Brazil, #186

 

Asscher Cut Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #167

Stone : Tourmaline
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #167
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Afghanistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.12 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7 x 7 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is an excellent example of the blue/green coloured tourmaline that comes from Afghanistan. It is flawless and the colours much more vivid then they appear in the pictures. It is cut in the classic Asscher Cut design and works extremely well. This is a top asscher cut tourmaline gem!


SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Asscher Cut Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #167
Asscher Cut Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #167
Asscher Cut Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #167
Asscher Cut Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #167
Asscher Cut Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #167
Asscher Cut Tourmaline, Asscher Cut, #167

 

Asscher Cut Spessartite Garnet, Asscher Cut, #168

Stone : Spessartite Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #168
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Nigeria
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.4 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 8.5 x 8.5 x 6.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : An exceptional spessartite garnet from Nigeria. This has the deep luscious red colours which are absolutely gorgeous. You rarely see this sort of gem in the Asscher Cut design so that adds to its allure. A very special and unique asscher cut gem.

Asscher Cut Spessartite Garnet, Asscher Cut, #168
Asscher Cut Spessartite Garnet, Asscher Cut, #168
Asscher Cut Spessartite Garnet, Asscher Cut, #168
Asscher Cut Spessartite Garnet, Asscher Cut, #168
Asscher Cut Spessartite Garnet, Asscher Cut, #168
Asscher Cut Spessartite Garnet, Asscher Cut, #168

 

Asscher Cut Peridot, Asscher Cut, #140

Stone : Peridot
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #140
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Pakistan
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.1 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 8mm X 8mm X 6.5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is an apple green Pakistani peridot cut in the classic asscher cut design. It is a wonderful gemstone and a good size as a ring stone. There are some very very minor inclusions that are common to peridot of this size. They are not visible face up and do not detract from the stone at all. An excellent asscher cut peridot gem!

Asscher Cut Peridot, Asscher Cut, #140
Asscher Cut Peridot, Asscher Cut, #140
Asscher Cut Peridot, Asscher Cut, #140
Asscher Cut Peridot, Asscher Cut, #140
Asscher Cut Peridot, Asscher Cut, #140
Asscher Cut Peridot, Asscher Cut, #140

 

Asscher Cut Citrine, Asscher Cut, #149

Stone : Citrine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2008
Item : #149
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.66 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Colour : Y7
Size : 7 x 7 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A lovely little asscher cut citrine. This is a beautiful gemstone, nice yellow colours (much nicer then the pictures show which are a bit on the brown side and dark) and good flash.

Asscher Cut Citrine, Asscher Cut, #149
Asscher Cut Citrine, Asscher Cut, #149
Asscher Cut Citrine, Asscher Cut, #149

 

Asscher Cut Citrine, Asscher Cut, #174

Stone : Citrine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2008
Item : #174
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.5 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Colour : Y7
Size : 8 x 8 x 7 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A very bright yellow citrine cut in the classic Asscher Cut design. This is an eye clean gem and well cut. The design performs nicely and is quite stunning!

Asscher Cut Citrine, Asscher Cut, #174
Asscher Cut Citrine, Asscher Cut, #174
Asscher Cut Citrine, Asscher Cut, #174
Asscher Cut Citrine, Asscher Cut, #174
Asscher Cut Citrine, Asscher Cut, #174
Asscher Cut Citrine, Asscher Cut, #174
Asscher Cut Citrine, Asscher Cut, #174

 

 

 

 

 

 

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