Shown here is a stunning freeform gem carving in blue chalcedony by gem carver ,Steve Walters. The measurements of the stone are 37 mm buy 35 mm and is 8 mm deep. The total weight of the stone is 52.5 carats.
I purchased the stone from Steve Walters at the Tucson gem show in the mid 80s. At the time he was only one of a handful of artists doing these amazing carvings. This particular piece is most unusual because the dart center cut into the material are perfect and, as well, there is a very large undercut in the gem. The finish on this piece is flawless. The back is polished and the interior section of the stone is sandblasted. Walters continues to cut some of the most amazing and innovating gemstone sculptures available today in 2018.
I personally as a designer can't feature Setting this gorgeous creation in anything but gold and or platinum.