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Down to the Nub: Luxury Cigar Picks by Maven Gems

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Down to the Nub: Luxury Cigar Picks by Maven Gems

Locked inside luminous Australian Opals are scents cigar smokers love – soil, wood, dust, crushed leaves, and forest undergrowth. To release these aromas from the stone, all you have to do is press an opal against a diamond-coated grinding wheel spinning at 1,800 RPMs. Or, you can take the word of Aaron Hayes, a lapidary artist, who crafts luxury cigar picks from precious and semi-precious stones like emeralds, sapphires, jade, lapis, and turquoise; fossilized ivory, dinosaur bone, and coral; metals like titanium and gold – even human finger bones. Hayes brings out an opal’s earthiness during the shaping, or “cabbing”,...

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Luxury Cigar Pick Collection

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Luxury Cigar Pick Collection

"The cigar picks I make are like no others. Using jewelry grade stones and metals each pick is designed for functionality and comfort in hand." - Aaron Hayes, Maven Gems. Gold, Turquoise, Black Jade, Titanium. These are just some of the materials used by Aaron Hayes, founder of Maven Gems, uses to craft his luxury cigar picks. Each one takes hours of work to create and are some of the most beautiful nubbers on the market today. They are unique, handmade and is sure to turn heads the moment you pierce a cigar with one of these works of art. We're carry five styles sure to...

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