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These are only a small selection of all the gem designs I have in my library.
If you are looking for something in particular please contact me and I will assist you in finding the right design.

Gemstone Designs

Squares

Rhapsody Square - A unique design created by bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems. This design is perfect for sapphires, aquamarine, topaz, tourmaline, garnets, zircons.

Design : Rhapsody Square (Doug Menadue) Facets : 75

This design cuts a truly stunning gemstone and works well in all materials, expecially Ceylon blue sapphires, zircons, garnets, tourmalines, spinels and richly hued citrines. This design extends my "Rhapsody" series of gem cuts by adding a square version to the existing rectangular ones. I highly recommend this beautiful modern design.

See Gemstones Cut In This Design Here

 

Signature Cushion - A unique design created by bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems. This design is perfect for sapphires, aquamarine, topaz, tourmaline, garnets, zircons.

Design : Signature Cushion (Doug Menadue) Facets : 81

This is one of my favorite go-to square cushion designs that I know will always cut a beautiful classically modern gemstone. It works in all types of stones, particularly sapphires, spinels and garnets. A great design!

See Gemstones Cut In This Design Here

 

Highlight Barion Cushion - A Beautifully elegant design that is design is perfect for sapphires, aquamarine, topaz, tourmaline, garnets, zircons.

Design : Highlight Barion Cushion (Long & Steele) Facets : 101

A nice sharp bright and flashy square cushion design that has alot of action and works in all types of gemstones. It cuts a beautiful stone!

 

Regulus Maximus - A unique design created by bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems. This design is perfect for aquamarine, topaz, tourmaline and zircons.

Design : Regulus Maximus (Doug Menadue) Facets : 129

This design was inspired by Fred Van Sant's amazing gem design, "Regulus". I created this design to expand upon his original concept and to provide bigger return yield on larger stones. It's a design for those big stones that can take a high crown and deep pavilion. The facet reflection pattern has alot of long scissor blades and creates a very lively and brilliant effect.

See Gemstones Cut In This Design Here

 

Signet Asscher - A unique gem design created by bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems. Ideal for pendant settings and signet rings.

Design : Signet Asscher (Doug Menadue) Facets : 58

This is a design that I created which is modelled on the classic Asscher Cut design. The finished gem has a nice low profile that would make it suitable for any jewellery setting where you wanted a larger stone but without the height. Such jewellery applications might be for a men's signet ring, cufflinks and matching buttons for an evening suit or tuxedo. This design works especially well in black spinel.

 

Victoria Regent - A beautiful unique design created by bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems. A classic square cushion gem design.

Design : Victoria Regent (Doug Menadue) Facets : 85

There are many cushion cuts out there but I have long been looking for just the right one. After much design effort I have finally come up with one that I am very happy with. The pavilion is very similar to Fred Van Sant's "Victoria Cut" but I have "relaxed" the corners a little so they are not quite as sharp and altered the crown pattern to make it, I think, a little more interesting. I am very happy with the results and this design works well in all materials. It has a very classic appearance and will fit any standard cushion setting without any difficulty. I have named the design to show it's "heritage".

 

Asscher Cut - One of the all time classic gem designs. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

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.


See Gemstones Cut In This Design Here

 

Egyptian Asscher Cut - A variation on the classic Asscher Cut gem design. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Egyptian Asscher Cut / Square Emerald Cut (Classic) Facets : 69

* This asscher creates a square pyramid (hence the name) in the centre and a very well defined zig-zag pattern showing in the four sides. On the pavilion there are 5 side facet tiers and 4 corner facet tiers.

See Gemstones Cut In This Design Here

 

Pharoah Cut - A stunning art deco inspired gem design. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Pharoah (Robert L. Hall) Facets : 165

This is a spellbinding design and I keep thinking "Art Deco" when I look at it. The design itself has alot of facets and is an exceptionally challenging design to cut. Works best in large stones.

See a gem cut in this design here.

 

Princess Look A like Cut - A modern take on the timeless classic, the Princess Cut - Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Princess Look Alike (Alexandre Wolkonsky) Facets : 53

This is a variation on the classic Princess Cut.

 

Square Brilliant Crown Radial Cut - Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Square Brilliant (Evan Williams) Facets : 85

A very nice design that works well in all material. It has a star radial like pattern on the pavilion and a brilliant style crown.
See a gem cut in this design here.

 

Square Radiant Cut - Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Square Radiant (Traditional) Facets : 69


 

Victoria Cut - A classic square cushion gem design. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Victoria Cut (Fred Van Sant) Facets : 77

This design is a classic old-style cushion cut. The facet pattern is copied from the cuts used on four of the large famous diamonds : Cullinan II, Cullinan IV, Polar Star and the Victoria. This design can be cut in a range of ratios, from 1:1 (square) up to 1:1.3 (rectangle). If you are a fan of the famous diamonds, try this design in large silvery white O'Briens Creek topaz!

 

Flanders Brilliant - A classic square cushion design. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Flanders Brilliant Facets : 69

 

Classic 1 - A modern square cushion gem design. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Classic 1 (Jeff Graham) Facets : 61

 

Radiant Antique - A modern take on a classic gem design. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Radiant Antique (Jeff Graham) Facets : 65

 

Nigerian Cushion - A modern classic gem design, suitable for all types of gemstones. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Nigerian Cushion (Jeff Graham) Facets : 89

 

Barion Square - A favorite gem design. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Barion Square (Basil Watermeyer) Facets : 61

 

Vega - A beautifully elegant square gem design. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Vega (Fred Van Sant) Facets : 53

 

Princess Leia - A modern design inspired by Star Wars. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Princess Leia (Doug Menadue) Facets : 53

 

Astor Star - This gem design looks amazing when cut. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Astor Star (Jeff Graham) Facets : 57

 

Barion Old Mine - Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Barion Old Mine (Bob Keller) Facets : 85

 

Mistress - A Princess Cut variation. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Mistress - A 'Princess' cut variation (Jeff Graham) Facets : 37

 

Princess Cut - An all time classic gem design. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Princess Cut Variation (Jeff Ford) Facets : 41

 

Mock Check Square - A modern gem design that cuts an absolutely beautiful gemstone. Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Mock Check Square (Jeff Graham) Facets : 20

See Gemstones Cut In This Design Here

 

Chinese Checker - Contact bespoke artisan gemcutter, Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems, to have your next gem personally hand faceted in this design.

Design : Chinese Checker (Jeff Graham) Facets : 53

 

More to come...

 

 

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