Here’s something for those of you creating something a little less regular! The labradorite and bronze sapphire are what is known as ‘polki’ cuts, which is to say, they are rose cut on one side with a table on the other, so they can be set either way up, and tend to be most often set in what I think is called a window setting. That is, open on both sides, and certainly the stones look equally good on either side. The bronze sapphire is a new stone for me, but I love it. The pictures don’t really do it justice, but it is really lively, with a metallic shimmer. The labradorite is just fabulous; the blue flash spectacular and any of these would make a fantastic focal piece.
Also, we have eternally popular watermelon slices; wonderful, bright hues and great polish. I love the hexagonal green one; it’s rather unusual and the way the colours spread and blend into each other reminds me of painting on silk.
All of these available as usual from my website – www.joopygems.com