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Description:The famous quote from John Sinkankas was "gems are minerals after all". In our continued efforts to promote the importance of gemstones for ALL collectors, we want to give mineral collectors a chance at a rare cut stone that complements a choice mineral specimen from a classic locality. Some of the finest mineral collections in the world are accompanied by gemstones that either complete a "rough and cut" set for certain specimens, or simply show the beauty of particular species when they are faceted. We are offering this stone as an opportunity for collectors to expand their horizons and purchase gemstones that would supplement crystallized specimens in their collections. I think it is important for collectors to know that faceted stones can expand one's interests in minerals and can add a certain reverence to the hobby of collecting minerals. Fluorites come in virtually all colors of the rainbow, and are some of the few gems that occur in multicolor stones. I've seen this type of Fluorite from China, but never from Argentina. The stone comes from a trusted source so I have confidence that it's genuine. The stone shows a beautiful multicolor array featuring purple, yellow, golden, blue-green and "tea" colors throughout the gem. It's a very attractive gem and is only slightly included with a standard "Emerald" cut. The $100 starting bid puts the stone just over $2.50 per carat which is a GREAT price for the material.