A magnificent 63 carat sphalerite from Aliva in Spain (http://gem-sphalerite.com/) cut by Duncan Miller. The design is Marco Voltolini’s “Superstarfish Dome 80”.


 A unique type of blue-green garnet has entered the gem market. The garnets reportedly come from a deposit near the border of Tanzania and Kenya. GIA’s Carlsbad laboratory obtained a small parcel of blue-green rough material and two faceted stones for examination. Unlike traditional blue-green garnets that exhibit a color change from purplish or orange red in incandescent light to bluish or yellowish green in daylight, these essentially remained blue.” For more information visit:



Jo Wicht cut Bob Keller’s design of a step cut sphere in clear quartz, 51 carats, 288 facets.