- Myanmar (Burma)
- 1.16 ct, 7.74 mm x 5.97 mm
- Start Time: 11/01/2018 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 11/08/2018 7:00:00 pm (CST)
- Auction Closed
Cordierite is probably most well known for it's purple/blue variety called Iolite. Iolite translated from Greek literally means "violet stone". These gems are sometimes known as "Water Sapphire" in various corners of the gem world, but it is truly gem grade Cordierite. Iolite is strongly pleochroic and shows a strong blue color one direction, a violet color another direction, and a yellowish color in the third direction. This particular gem is from the Burmese gem gravels, a rarity for this country. The stone is partially included, but it shows great pleochroism as both the violet and golden hues can be seen at the same time. The gem has an "Oval Cabochon" cut. A rare stone from this famous gem producing country.
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