Gems, 1.33 ct, 8.6 mm x 5.1 mm
Start Time: 01/07/2010 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/14/2010 7:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Magnetite is not often facetted into stones as the species is rather brittle, and larger crystals are not terribly common. There is a lot of faux Magnetite on the market which is really sintered iron oxide product from Asia, and is not naturally occuring Magnetite. This stone IS a genuine Magnetite gem from Arkansas. I have only seen a few faceted Magnetites over the years, and this opaque "Pear" cut gem has a bright metallic silvery luster, though the pavillion does have some slight pitting. Enjoy.

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