Portfolio Of Sold Gems

This page is a portfolio of some of the gemstones that have been cut by master gemcutter Lloyd Forrester as examples of his previous work and custom gem cutting skill. All of the custom cut gems on this page have been sold, however if you are interested in a particular gemstone, please feel free to contact us and we will work with you to create something similar.

Description: Namibian indicolite tourmaline with superb color. This gemstone has very little if any discernible green. These Namibian stones are very hard to find especially in this color.
It has a few small inclusions off to one side which are visible in the picture but not with the naked eye; bear in mind this image is magnified many times the actual size,o ne of these tiny inclusions breaks the surface and could not be removed in the cutting process and again is not eye visible, I usually don't cut anything quite this small anymore unless for a set but in this case the color is so superb that it more than makes up for the size.
Size: 1.2ct, 6.25mm
Clarity & Grade: SI (eye clean)
Treatments: None

Description: Very bright, medium amethyst checker
Size: 2.17 ct, 8.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: VS
Treatments: None





Description: A very fine Nigerian mint green tourmaline in a classic Asscher cut. This gem is nice and bright with an even light to medium minty green, it has a few inclusions with a small veil but these are not eye visible and do not take away from the stone at all.
Size: 2.5ct 8.1mm
Clarity & Grade: VS
Treatments: None

Description: A stunning pair of Malaya garnets from the Mahenge area of Tanzania. This pair is an electric candy pink with superb clarity and performance. This find is already almost mined out so it will be difficult to find rough material from this location again. The gems would look great as earrings or as ring stones set side by side.
Size: 3.8ct, 7.8x6.5mm
Clarity & Grade: vvs
Treatments: None

Description: A flawless untreated blue/yellow Australian sapphire cut in a very modern one of a kind triangle design. This stone is very bright and would make a perfect ring stone.
Size: 1.05ct, 6mm
Clarity & Grade: vvs to flawless
Treatments: None

Description: A bright, medium lilac spinel from Tanzania. This beautiful gem has a few small gas bubble inclusions off to the side which are not visible to the unaided eye.
Size: 2.39 ct, 8.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: SI (Slight Inclusions)
Treatments: None

Description: A sparkling, bright, light mint green Nigerian tourmaline cut in a beautiful high performance design. This stunning gem is close to flawless and diamond like in brilliance in all lighting situations.
Size: 2.68ct 8mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None
Origin: Nigeria

Description: A very bright apple green Namibian demantoid garnet. This stone is a nice apple green with a hint of yellow and is very bright, it has a few inclusions visible only under magnification.
Size: 1.35ct, 6.5mm
Clarity & Grade: SI (Slightly included)
Treatments: None

Description: A vibrant red/pink and magenta garnet from Mozambique,this stone is the last from a parcel of Mozambican material I purchased a couple of months ago,all the other stones from the parcel sold before I could list them on this website.
Size: 1.95ct 7.5mm
Clarity & Grade: vvs
Treatments: None

Description: A lively and bright garnet from the Tanga region in Tanzania.
Size: 1.40 ct, 6.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A gorgeous imperial garnet from Tanzania cut in a one of a kind custom design for this stone,this beautiful light/medium orange/red garnet material is very uncommon and difficult to obtain.
Size: 2.5ct 7.5mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A unique salmon colored Nigerian tourmaline cut in a custom round brilliant design. This stone has some yellow accents around its edges.
Size: 1.55 ct, 7.4 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A bright bubblegum pink Cameroon tourmaline cut in a custom octagon Asscher. This stone is almost flawless except for a small veil off to one side which is not eye visible.
Size: 2.4 ct, 8.2mm
Clarity & Grade: VS
Treatments: None

Description: A flawless pink Nigerian tourmaline cut in an exquisite and unique design with a lot of sparkle. Shot under daylight bulb and CFL lighting.
Size: 2.5ct 9.75x8.2mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS-IF (flawless) no observable inclusions
Treatments: None
Origin: Nigeria

Description: A sparkling bright and very unusual pair of watermelon Oregon sunstones, these gems just pop, color shows predominantly a golden orange with slight green border around the edges.
vs ( a few spots visible under 10X magnification ) One facet has a few inclusions which couldn't be removed in the polish stage but does not affect the appearance of the stone in any way.
Size: 6.5mm, 2.2ct total
Clarity & Grade: s-si
Treatments: None

Description: A pretty medium red/pink/purple rhodolite garnet trilliant, this stone is a bit darker than the image shows but a very pleasing color and very clean for the species.
Size: 2.0ct, 7.5mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A large flawless Rhodolite garnet from the Umba valley in Tanzania. Expertly cut in a unique rectangular design. The color differs greatly from artificial to natural light. This gem would make a beautiful pendant or large ring stone. Saturation is medium to dark pink, red and purple.
Size: 6.00 ct, 12.5 mm x 9.5 mm
Clarity & Grade: IF
Treatments: None

Description: A very lively and bright Uruguayan amethyst cut in a brilliant square with a step cut crown.
Size: 6.53 ct, 12.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: F (Flawless)
Treatments: None

Description: Nice medium Maraba amethyst from Brazil
Size: 3.49 ct, 9.2 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A flawless champagne colored imperial topaz from Pakistan cut in a custom round brilliant. A very bright stone.
Size: 1.95ct, 7.2mm
Clarity & Grade: IF
Treatments: None

Description: A natural unheated Australian sapphire cut in a unique custom triangle. This gem is a very beautiful predominantly deep royal blue with flashes of green,it is slightly darker than the picture shows with a small veil on one side which is not eye visible.
Size: 1.82 ct, 7.6 mm
Clarity & Grade: SI (Slightly Included)
Treatments: None

Description: A strong red orange Tanzanian garnet cut in a unique triangle design.
Size: 3.5ct, 10mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A bright Tanga garnet cut in an attractive custom modified square design.
Size: 1.65 ct, 6.5 mm
Clarity & Grade: VS (Very Slight Inclusions)
Treatments: None

Description: A gorgeous lavender/purple sapphire from Winza, Tanzania. This gem is very bright with an eye catchingly vibrant color.
Size: 1.52 ct, 6.7 mm
Clarity & Grade: VS
Treatments: None

Description: A flawless deep red garnet with a hint of pink from Tanzania, this stone is very ruby like in color, cut in a barion rectangle with a shallow crown to bring out the sparkle. This stone is a tone or two darker than the picture but not too dark for garnet.
Size: 2.90ct, 8.85x7.05mm
Clarity & Grade: IF (Flawless)
Treatments: None

Description: A very bright,light blue Nigerian aquamarine cut in our favorite barion rectangle design. This gem sparkles in any light with no areas of extinction. The color of this gemstone is a light blue to almost medium in lower light.
Size: 1.80 ct, 8.5 mm x 6.3 mm
Clarity & Grade: VS (small veil with a few spots in one corner visible only under 10x magnification)
Treatments: None

Description: This is very high quality Uruguayan amethyst which was my entry in the 2014 AGTA cutting edge competition. It is an intensely colored gem with purple, magenta and pink flashes cut in my custom design. Ideal for a collector or large pendant stone and certainly one of a kind.
Size: 20.52 ct, 16.7 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A stunning mint green tourmaline pair from Mozambique. These perfectly matched gemstones have a hint of blue and yellow however the eye sees mostly mint green.
Size: 2.55 ct, 6.5 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: An exceptionally bright medium/light bubble gum pink tourmaline which originates from Cameroon, Africa that has been cut in a beautiful rectangle design.
Size: 2.45 ct, 9.7 mm x 6.7 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A very bright blue/green tourmaline from Oro Nigeria. There is a small veil which extends from the side to the table which is faintly eye visible when examining the stone very carefully but doesn't affect the beauty or brilliance of the gem at all.
Size: 2.75 ct, 7.7 mm
Clarity & Grade: SI (Slightly Included)
Treatments: None

Description: An intensely colored reddish pink Tanga garnet from Tanzania.
Size: 2.6 ct, 9.48 mm x 7.24 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A very fine vivid rhodolite garnet from Kenya cut in a high performance trilliant design.
Size: 1.85 ct, 7.3 mm
Clarity & Grade: IF (Flawless)
Treatments: None

Description: A lively medium/light Mozambique aquamarine set cut in an intricate checker top design. These would be stunning as earrings or a double gemstone ring set.
Size: 3.50 ct, 7.55 mm
Clarity & Grade: F (Flawless)
Treatments: None

Description: A bright Maraba amethyst from Brazil cut in a Portuguese round with lots of facets.
Size: 5.21 ct, 11.8 mm
Clarity & Grade: F (Flawless)
Treatments: None

Description: A stunningly strong medium blue Mozambique aquamarine in a unique triangle design. This gemstone is very bright in all lighting conditions. An absolutely gorgeous stone.
Size: 1.98 ct, 8.8 mm
Clarity & Grade: F (Flawless)
Treatments: None

Description: A beautiful Nigerian Spessertite set cut in a one of a kind rectangle design.
Size: 2.35 ct, 6.5 x 5.3 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS - Flawless
Treatments: None

Description: A very vibrant and lively grape jelly colored Tanzanian spinel cut in a bright checker design. This gem really pops and has been cut from perfectly clean material.
Size: 1.87 ct, 7.2 mm
Clarity & Grade: IF (Flawless)
Treatments: None

Description: A very bright, flawless blue zircon from Cambodia. This gem has been cut with double refraction common to zircon which shows through the crown. A beautiful gem.
Size: 2.55 ct, 8.0 mm x 6.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: IF
Treatments: Heated

Description: A very bright little Winza sapphire from Tanzania cut in a custom cushion design. This stone is a very pretty light/medium purple with a hint of blue in natural light. It has a noticeable color shift in different light sources. This gem has a very small chip on one side which is only visible under 10x magnification and does not compromise its beauty or strength in any way but has been discounted anyway.
Size: .97 ct, 5.6 mm
Clarity & Grade: VS
Treatments: None

Description: Very pretty umbalite cut in a round checker pattern.
Size: 1.20 ct, 6.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A medium red/pink garnet pair from the Tanga area of Tanzania. One stone is a shade lighter, however this is only noticible when placed side by side.
Size: 3.20 ct, 7.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A really pretty bubblegum pink Nigerian tourmaline cut in a unique antique style design. This flawless stone is extremely vibrant and eye catching.
Size: 2.1 ct, 9.05 mm x 7.9 mm
Clarity & Grade: F (Flawless)
Treatments: None

Description: These beautiful stones are perfectly matched and very bright in any lighting as well as being easy to set. They are a nice, pure medium pink
Size: 2.13 ct, 6.00 mm
Clarity & Grade: IF
Treatments: None

Description: A very bright, absolutely stunning pair of hot pink tourmaline stones from the Congo cut in a brilliant round checker top. Images do not do this stone justice.
Size: 2.30 ct, 7.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A gorgeous medium blue Mozambique aquamarine in a very nice bright barion square cushion. This stone is slightly lighter in tone than the images. This beautiful gem is very bright, five-star material that would make a spectacular ring or pendant stone.
Size: 5.20 ct, 10.2 mm
Clarity & Grade: F (Flawless)
Treatments: None

Description: A splendid, light lavender/blue Winza sapphire rectangle. Eye clean with some inclusions.
Size: 2.00 ct, 7.64 mm x 5.79 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A flawlessly stunning reddish-pink Madagascar rhodolite garnet.
Size: 1.52 ct, 7.00 mm
Clarity & Grade: F (Flawless)
Treatments: None

Description: Top Uruguay crystal checkerboard
Size: 1.40 ct, 8.0 mm x 6.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: IF
Treatments: Heated

Description: Beautiful bright blue/green checker from Pakistan. A lovely gem for a pendant or ring.
Size: 2.06 ct, 8.00 mm x 6.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: VS
Treatments: None

Description: Medium/dark pink/purple rubelite from Nigeria. This stone is nice but darker than the photo represents.
Size: 1.08 ct, 6.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None Known

Description: A large and unusual top quality amethyst from Uruguay cut in a unique checkerboard heart design. This gem has purple, red and magenta flashes and is the best quality available worldwide.
Size: 9.40 ct, 15.5 mm x 15.5 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: Pink/cherry Umbalite in a unique heart shape from Tanzania.
Size: .90 ct, 6.0 mm x 5.5 mm
Clarity & Grade: VS
Treatments: None

Description: A medium dark blue/green Nigerian sapphire in a super bright design. Quite unique and absolutely eye catching.
Size: 1.76 ct, 7.6 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A Marquise cut rhodolite garnet from Tanzania.
Size: 0.89 ct, 6.37 mm x 5.36 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A stunning large Congo tourmaline in a high performance rectangle design. This spectacular stone is a nice medium-hot pink fading to a lighter pink in the middle with a small bow tie yellow band across the middle of the stone which is very unusual. This stone would make a spectacular pendant or large ring stone.
Size: 3.90 ct, 11.2 mm x 8.2 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS - F (Flawless)
Treatments: None

Description: An absolutely beautiful barion cut blue/mint green tourmaline from Nigeria.
Size: 1.70 ct, 8.4mm x 6.3mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A very bright light/medium pink tourmaline cut in one of our most requested designs. A perfect gemstone for a ring or pendant.
Size: 1.80 ct, 7.00 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A nice light pink earring set cut in a very bright design.
Size: 1.25 ct, 5.00 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A beautiful light bubblegum pink tourmaline cut in a very unusual dome cut. This is an extremely bright stone. There is a small veil on the crown visible under 10x magnification but invisible to the unaided eye. Price has been adjusted accordingly.
Size: 1.25 ct, 6.50 mm
Clarity & Grade: SI
Treatments: None

Description: Classic cushion cut sky blue topaz.
Size: 2.36 ct, 7.5 mm
Clarity & Grade: IF
Treatments: Heated


Description: Loliondo Tanzania Spessertite cut in a unique barion rectangle. This material is top quality and very rare as the last find was several years ago (long run out) and prices have skyrocketed. This stone is extremely bright even in low light conditions. Clarity is slightly included with a few small bubble innclusions typical of this material and visible only under 10x magnification.
Size: 3.05 ct, 8.9 mm x 6.7 mm
Clarity & Grade: VS
Treatments: None

Description: A stunning, very clean mint green garnet from the Merelani hills Tanzania cut in a high performance barion oval design. An absolutely gorgeous stone.
Size: 1.52 ct, 7.5 mm x 5.5 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A very bright rhodolite trillion cut from Tanzania. Easy to set.
Size: 1.18 ct, 6.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: IF
Treatments: None

Description: Beautiful pear cut, pink Umbalite from Tanzania.
Size: 1.43 ct, 7.5 mm x 6.5 mm
Clarity & Grade: IF
Treatments: None

Description: A rare neon purple amethyst from Zimbabwe.
Size: 1.80 ct, 8.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: VS
Treatments: None

Description: A medium Nigerian pink tourmaline cut in a unique barion rectangle. Very bright stone in all lighting conditions.
Size: 1.83 ct, 8.40 mm x 6.3 mm
Clarity & Grade: VS
Treatments: None

Description: This mint green stone from Africa is very pretty but is very difficult to photograph true. It is an opposed bar cut with many square pixelated flashes when rocked back and forth. Some inclusions with the naked eye.
Size: 2.26 ct, 11.0 mm x 6.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: I
Treatments: None

Description: A set of flawless champagne zircons cut in a unique trillion design. These gemstones sparkle like diamonds and the color in hand is a light champagne, whereas the photo shows some darker areas which are caused by reflections of the camera lens.
Size: 3.40 ct, 7.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A rare, huge peridot that is bright apple green cut in an attractive dome from Pakistan. This is a great collector stone. There is a veil on one side of this gem.
Size: 8.98 ct, 12.5 mm
Clarity & Grade: I
Treatments: None

Description: Top kelly green opposed bar design from Nigeria. This gem is difficult to photograph due to pixelation of design. This tourmaline is very eye catching and unusual. One of a kind.
Size: 2.39 ct, 9.0 mm x 6.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: IF
Treatments: None

Description: A very nice champagne zircon cut in a very unique barion oval/rectangle pattern. This gem was difficult to photograph and capture the true beauty.
Size: 2.07 ct, 7.5 mm x 5.6 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: This beautiful mint green tourmaline has a lot of facets on the domed crown which look a rose opening it's petals. This stone has very fine crystal with a couple of minor inclusions.
Size: 2.80 ct, 8.4 mm
Clarity & Grade: VS
Treatments: None

Description: Very bright Maraba amethyst from Brazil in a much sought after Asscher cut.
Size: 2.7 ct, 9.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A unique yellow/green bi-color tourmaline from Nigeria. The colors oppose each other with mint green and golden yellow. The colors do not mix in this exquisite gem. Unfortunately the pictures do not do this stone justice.
Size: 2.64 ct, 8.2 mm
Clarity & Grade: VS
Treatments: None

Description: Tanga color shift garnet from Tanzania. Square cut with a strong color shift from red/pink in daylight to purple/pink in artificial light. This stone is very bright even in low light and has exquisite blue and purple flashes when moved.
Size: 3.00 ct, 8.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: Stunning spessetite garnet set from Nigeria. These stones are very clean for this gem species. One has a veil visible at 10x hidden under the girdle. Very bright with medium saturation.
Size: 3.1 ct, 7.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS & VS
Treatments: None

Description: I was honored a while back to cut the engagement ring for a good client of mine overseas. She was kind enough to send me some nice, high resolution pictures of the finished ring. The jeweler did a great job on the setting which framed the pink tourmaline perfectly.

Description: Very nice Barion cut medium-light Nigerian aquamarine. Very bright even in very low light. This one will certainly stand out as a ring stone.
Size: 2.98 ct, 8.7 mm
Clarity & Grade: VS
Treatments: Possibly Heated

Description: Oval Uruguyan citrine with lots of facets.

Size: 1.60 ct, 9.0 mm x 7.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: IF
Treatments: Heated

Description: Vivid, luminous kelly green opposed bar cut from Nigeria. This gem is absolutely spectacular. Would make a great pendant.
Size: 4.22 ct, 10.0 mm x 8.00 mm
Clarity & Grade: IF
Treatments: None

Description: A beautiful, Barion cut light/medium bubblegum pink tourmaline.
Size: 2.30 ct, 9.2 mm x 6.6 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A beautiful Nigerian spessartite garnet in a classic cushion cut. This stone is eye clean but has some small 10x visible inclusions typical of this gemstone which do not detract from its beauty at all.
Size: 1.70 ct, 6.4 mm
Clarity & Grade: SI
Treatments: None

Description: Bright pink/red Nigerian brilliant round cut.
Size: 0.90 ct, 6.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None Known

Description: Impeccable sky blue topaz.
Size: 3.68 ct, 8.5 mm
Clarity & Grade: IF
Treatments: Heated

Description: A bright Nigerian spessertite garnet cut in a classic dome checker. This stone is flawless which is fairly rare at this size.
Size: 1.99 ct, 6.6 mm
Clarity & Grade: IF
Treatments: None

Description: A very pretty Australian sapphire.
Size: .75 ct, 5.5 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None


Description: A top color amethyst from Uruguay cut in a unique Barion checker. This gem has purple, blue and magenta flashes that really shine in natural light.
Size: 5.57 ct, 13.9 x 10.8 mm
Clarity & Grade: F - Flawless
Treatments: None


Description: A scintillating Nigerian light/medium pink/slight peach tourmaline cut in a super bright barion cushion. This gem sparkles at any tilt angle.
Size: 2.25 ct, 8.00 mm
Clarity & Grade: VS
Treatments: None


Description: A vivid pink/red Kenyan Rhodolite garnet cut in an antique style.
Size: 1.50 ct, 6.8 mm
Clarity & Grade: SI (Some Inclusions, not eye visible)
Treatments: None

Description: A light peach colored Nigerian morganite set cut in an unusual dome checker design.
Size: 1.90 ct, 6.3 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: A very fine, bright mint green tourmaline from Nigeria.
Size: 1.09 ct, 6.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None

Description: Great sparkling checker top from Nigeria.
Size: .84 ct, 6.0 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: Possibly Heated

Description: A very bright, golden yellow topaz from Montana cut in an antique style cushion design.
Size: 3.50 ct, 8.8 mm
Clarity & Grade: VVS
Treatments: None