- Sri Lanka
- Gems, 1.72 ct, 11.8 mm x 5.4 mm
- Start Time: 05/14/2009 5:20:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 05/21/2009 5:20:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
Ekanite is an extremely rare gem, and is relatively "new" to the gem world as it was only discovered a little over 50 years ago. Ekanite is one of the few radioactive gems as it contains Uranium and Thorium content. Nonetheless, these gems are highly sought after by collectors, and any time you can find a stone that's over 1 ct, it definitely increases the value of the stone as opposed to one that's less than 1 ct. Most Ekanites are brown in color, but this gem has an evident green color. This stone is only very very slightly included with a "Marquise" cut.