2005 winner of the American Gem Trade Association's Best of Show Annual Spectrum award for gemcutting - a spirographic cut mint-green beryl with a concave pavilion and flat faceted crown by Dalan Hargrave and Stephanie Michael Young.
Hard to believe that piece of rough turns into something so clean and breathtaking. This is a digital photo of a 890 carat Fancy Yellow Diamond in the rough and after it was cut to a carat faceted SPECTACULAR diamond!
Padparadscha Sapphire - This very rare color of sapphire (orange / pink / peach) is highly prized by gem collectors. Gems over one carat sell for thousands per carat. Few mines in the world are yielding this kind of gem. (My favorite gemstone)