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Sphalerite (multicolor stone) viewBack to SPECIAL END OF THE YEAR / HOLIDAY HIGHER RESERVE GEMSTONE and JEWELRY AUCTION - Ends January 3rd, 2019

Mogilata Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
  • Starting Time:12/17/2018 06:00:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/3/2019 07:15:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:1.73 ct
  • Size Description:6.19 mm x 6.15 mm

Description:Bulgaria is probably the best active region producing gem quality Sphalerite in the world right now. Some of the best gem quality green, yellow and orange Sphalerite in the world is found in the Madan Region of Bulgaria. This particular gem is a features a custom "Modified Square Brilliant" cut and really dances in the light. The gem under strong lighting shows an incredible mix of golden-brown, orange, golden, yellow and greenish-yellow hues. Due to the high refractive index of Sphalerite (just a tiny bit less than Diamond), the light return of the material makes for very flashy and colorful gemstones like this one. This stone is REMARKABLY clean for the material, as Sphalerite from Bulgaria will often have flaws, but for a nearly 2 carat stone, this one is almost eye-clean. A cool collector's gem, and well worth the $100 starting bid I think.

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