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Smithsonite (rare locality stone) viewBack to $25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends June 21st, 2018

Touissit, Jerada Province, L'oriental Region, Morocco
  • Starting Time:6/14/2018 07:00:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:6/21/2018 07:00:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:0.67 ct
  • Size Description:5.03 mm

Description:Smithsonite comes in a wide array of colors from around the world, and rarely does one encounter good specimens, let alone faceted gems from Touissit, Morocco. I recently had this stone cut from a specimen I acquired in an old collection. The specimen was badly damaged, but showed some of the best gem quality Smithsonite I had seen from the locality, so I figured this was a great opportunity to give collectors a few faceted stones from this hard to find locale. I've never had gems from Touissit to offer for sale in any venue, so don't miss out becuase once these are gone, I don't know when or if I will have them again. Keep in mind that material like this will always disappear quickly due to the fact that the stones have good color, and not the less than desirable brown, yellow or dingy green hues. This material is what I would consider to be the top color (for the general size of the stones) for this locality. This gem is a beautiful "Oval" cut stone with lovely light greenish-blue color and a soft velvety interior. It's over half a carat, which I consider to be worthwhile for the locality, and the color is best seen under indoor flourescent lighting I've found. If you collect rare gems or just worldwide Smithsonites, this is a great chance to pick up this attractive stone for your collection.

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