Chrome Diopside

Inagli, Aldan, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia
Gems, 1.21 ct ; 9.32 mm x 5.86 mm
Start Time: 09/23/2020 9:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $100
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

It is well-known that the best Chrome Diopside gems in the world come from Russia, specifically the Inagli Quarry in the southern Sakha Republic. This stone is a fantastic, very good sized, intense green color, VVS clarity "Brilliant Pear cut gemstone of Chrome Diopside from this locality. Chrome Diopside is a very rare gem considering that the only good rough comes from one place in the world (which has a shortened mining season due to the tremendous amount of annual snowfall). A large percentage of the stones on the market are less than 1 carat, so a stone of this size is a big deal. It is very very difficult to find this material in clean stones and inclusions are accepted by most collectors and dealers. A great example of this hard to find gem, especially from the standpoint of size. An abstract from Russian Geology and Geophysics states that this locality "has a concentric zonal structure cut by numerous radial-circular vein bodies of pegmatites and pure anchimonomineral rocks (Cr-diopsidites), in places, of jewelry quality."

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $100 09/30/2021 9:10:13 am (CDT)