Bourg d''Oisans, France
Gems, 0.61 ct, 6.75 mm x 4.0 mm
Start Time: 02/18/2010 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/25/2010 7:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Axinite is not often found in clean enough or thick enough crystals to cut fine gems, but when they are cut, they are some of the most beautiful rare stones on the market. These stones are extremly pleochroic usually showing distinct purple one direction and a brownish-orange color in another direction. This "Oval" cut stone is virtually eye clean, and a great gem from this tremendously historic and well known locality. This locality was the first major locality in the world for Axinite, and produced some of finest, gem quality crystals ever found in the world. Axinite gems are usually heavily included, so when you get a stone that is virtually eye clean like this one, it's a real treat.

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