Morganite (rare locality)
- Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province, Mozambique
- 9.33 ct, 13.83 mm x 13.10 mm
- Start Time: 09/17/2020 9:00:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 09/24/2020 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
This pink variety of Beryl was named in 1911 after financier John Pierpoint Morgan. Even today, there are only a few places in the world where gem grade Morganite is found. Outside of Afghanistan, Brazil and San Diego County, California, very little is available on the market, but years ago there were some superb gem Morganites found in the Alto Ligonha District in Mozambique. Crystals of equal size and quality to those from Brazil and Afghanistan were found, but in a much morel limited capacity. This gem was cut from an old piece of rough and represents one of the better facetede Morganites we've ever seen from the area. This beautiful "square cushion" cut gem has a lovely pink hue with a slight orange overtone along with VERY VERY slight inclusions. The cutting is excellent as you can see from the photos. This is not just a Morganite, but an important gem from an exhausted locality that would make for the center stone in a fine piece of jewelry or a fine addition to any top gem collection. This stone is priced at $3,265.50 retail for the size, quality and rare locality!
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