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Dioptase viewBack to $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends SATURDAY November 24th, 2018

Kimbedi, Republic of Congo
  • Starting Time:11/15/2018 07:00:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:11/24/2018 07:00:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:1.93 ct
  • Size Description:8.66 mm x 6.82 mm

Description:Dioptase has one of the most distinctive and alluring colors of any crystallized mineral species. Dioptase is known as one of the premier species from Tsumeb, and is a favorite among collectors world wide. This facetted gem is actually from Republic of Congo, not Tsumeb, and it is one of the few Dioptase stones I have seen from the locality at Kimbedi. Now this gem is not 100% gem quality, but it does pass light, and it has the classic electric emerald green color for which the species is known. This gem has an "Oval Brilliant" cut. I will say that the supply of Dioptase rough on the market is minimal at best, and even though this gem does have some inclusions, it is a very good size stone for any collector. This would be a superb opportunity to obtain a Dioptase gem to pair with one of your specimens for an incredible rough and cut set !

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