Apatite (Neon)

Bahia, Brazil
Gems, 0.40 ct, 5.2 mm x 4.0 mm
Start Time: 09/02/2010 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/09/2010 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

First off, let me say that this is one of the most phenomenal colors in the gem world. It is very difficult to photograph as it has a very rich electric blue color. It is a very good size stone from a lesser known locality in Brazil. In my opinion, these are the BEST blue color Apatite gems that I have seen from anywhere in the world. Please note that this stone has been heat treated to ehance the color, and this is a perfectly accepted practice for this material. This little "sparkler" is one of the most attractive and rare colors for Apatite that I know of. This stone is very slightly included with a "Pear" cut. The retail value on this gem is $100 per carat.

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