Apatite (Neon)

Bahia, Brazil
1.01 ct, 8.64 mm x 5.43 mm
Start Time: 12/17/2018 6:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/03/2019 7:15:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $150

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 bright 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, but all of these gems are heated, and it is a very well known practice that is accepted among dealers and collectors in the hobby. This "sparkler" is one of the most attractive and rare colors for any gem that I know of. I would like to point out that the color in person does not look exactly like the pictures, but that neon hue is almost impossible to duplicate with the camera.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
pabvigar $150 01/03/2019 5:36:46 pm (CST)