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Dioptase viewBack to SPECIAL $100 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends June 22nd, 2017

Kimbedi, Republic of Congo
  • Starting Time:6/15/2017 07:00:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:6/22/2017 07:00:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:1.27 ct
  • Size Description:6.90 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 good sized facetted gem is actually from Republic of Congo, not Tsumeb, and it is one of the larger Dioptase stones that we've had to offer. 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. It has a "Round 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 great size stone for any collector being over 1 carat. 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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