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Rare Colorado Champagne/Peach Topaz

Champagne/Peach Topaz Facet rough purchased from Colorado Rocks and miner Amanda Adkins 7mm Triangle Split Barion I don’t believe in photo enhancing the colors of gems I post, and yet … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 5 Comments

Polar Nights

Experimental Cut using Willie Klaja’s “Polar Nights” design.  Originally was going to perform this cut in CZ, but had a small leftover piece of Smokey Quartz I purchased from Amanda … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

To Be, and Then Not

To be…….. All Sunday afternoon, bits and pieces of time on Monday, late Wednesday, and the Table completed Thursday evening JUST in time to take to the NJ/NY Gem Show. … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Champagne Citrine “Fantasy Cushion” Completed

 I’m guilty that process pictures of this stone are lacking.  I’ve placed myself on a deadline to get some gems completed to display at prospector/miner Amanda Adkins booth during the … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Fantasy Cushion (in Champagne Quartz)

Had planned on doing a matching pair of “Pointers” in this material from Amanda Adkins.  Upon the start of roughing in the second pavilion I determined that too much material … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pointers in Champagne Quartz “SOLD”

Champagne Quartz Incandescent Light Gem Design by Willie Klaja Rough from Amanda Adkins at Colorado Rocks

March 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Champagne Anyone? (quartz, that is)

Citrine Quartz Rough from Amanda Adkins at Colorado Rocks Gem design “Pointers” by Willi Klaja Pictures of the pavilion preformed in and  polished.  It is now in the transfer jig … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Sharp” Smitrine Completed

Again the “Smitrine” rough from Amanda Adkins at Colorado Rocks does not disappoint. The cut was designed by Willie Klaja.  His website: I skipped photographing the transfer process for … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 2 Comments


Another Smitrine in the Sharp design Designer Author Willie Klaja Smitrine rough from Amanda Adkins at Colorado Rocks

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Insignia Smitrine Completed (Rough to Finished)

Photos under Florescent, Incandescent, and Natural light I’m not a professional photographer (very evident) but in person this one is beautiful!

March 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

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