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Titanite (Sphene) (good dispersion) viewBack to $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends July 13th, 2017

  • Starting Time:7/6/2017 07:00:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:7/13/2017 07:00:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:0.27 ct
  • Size Description:4.00 mm

Description:Sometimes this species is referred to as "Sphene" but it is an archaic term although both are generally accepted in the gem and mineral world. It seems to me that more often it is referred to as "Sphene" in the gem world and Titanite is used for crystallized specimens. One of the great aspects of faceted Titanite is the incredibly high dispersion of the material, which is seen in this stone. This gem is a beautiful golden orange color, very very slightly included "Trillion Brilliant" cut gem, but the most interesting aspect is the fact that it shows amazingly high dispersion when rotated in the light (best viewed in sunlight). The photos do not do this stone justice as it shows bright green, yellow and orange flashes which dance all over the stone. This is one of the few Pakistani Titanites that we've had to offer in the auctions, and would make a great addition to any collection.

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