- Dallas Gem Mine, San Benitoite County, California
- 0.21 ct, 3.68 mm
- Start Time: 12/17/2018 6:00:00 pm (CST)
- End Time: 01/03/2019 7:15:00 pm (CST)
- Auction Closed
Benitoite is one of the most popular rare gems around due to its vivid color and the fact that it was only found at one locality in any significance. The great Benitoite mine is now completely defunct and for all intents and purposes, and will never produce these stones again. Benitoite is actually the state gem of California, and the price of fine gems has been on the rise since the demand is still quite high. Gem dealers in the United States have told us that Benitoite is the most difficult gem for them to keep in stock, everything sells immediately. This stone has a beautiful blue color with a slight purple overtone and a fine "Round Brilliant" cut. It only has very very slightin inclusions, and don't let the size fool you, as gems in this range are not considered small for Benitoite. This is an in-demand gem in today's market, and arguably the most popular gem from the United States along with Sweet Home Mine Rhodochrosite.
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