Clinohumite (rare)

Kukh-i-Lal, Pyandzh River Valley, Tajikistan
Gems, 3.02 mm, 0.12 ct
Start Time: 11/30/2023 7:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/07/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $35

Item Description

Clinohumite is not typically a gem mineral. As a matter of fact, there are only a few places in the world that produce good gem quality Clinohumite crystals, suitable for faceting. This relatively uncommon silicate is reported from many localities, but it RARELY forms transparent crystals with a desirable color. Several years ago, there was a find of some of the most spectacular Clinohumite crystals in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan. These crystals were of a vivid orange color and excellent gem clarity. Many of crystals were cut into stones and set a new standard for the species as a cut gem. This particular stone is a vibrant orange color gem that is only VERY slightly included and has a "Round Brilliant" cut. This material is extremely difficult to find now as the locality seems to be exhausted and the best stones are long gone. Don't miss this opportunity to add this great rarity to your collection.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$35 12/07/2023 6:55:58 pm (CST)
$30 12/07/2023 6:20:20 pm (CST)
$25 12/07/2023 6:20:08 pm (CST)
$20 12/07/2023 6:20:08 pm (CST)
$15 12/07/2023 11:46:46 am (CST)
$10 12/04/2023 10:31:37 pm (CST)