Orthoclase (variety moonstone)

Pein-pyit, Pein-pyit Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
Small Cabinet, 6.1 x 4.0 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 05/06/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/13/2021 6:40:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $635
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

This is a super attractive piece of Moonstone from Burma, a famous feldspar varietal accepted by the public as a gem species in its own right!. Some Orthoclase Feldspar has the special optical attribute of "moon shimmer" to it like this showy piece. It is a robust and colorful crystal section that displays gorgeous Moonstone colors on both the front and back. Colors range from pale blue to medium blue to light lavender displaying an effect more like opal with the front and back display surfaces exhibiting a vitreous luster. What is additionally impressive about this unique Burmese Moonstone is the depth of the colors due to the crystal's translucency and local transparency. The display surfaces are actually perfect cleavage traces and the remainder of the crystal is bound by a somewhat rough, tan to bluish gray exterior. This piece possesses a captivating pearly and opalescent schiller! What an aesthetic and unusual feldspar specimen! 140 grams.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $635 05/13/2021 6:31:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $620 05/13/2021 6:31:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $610 05/13/2021 6:31:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $585 05/13/2021 6:31:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $560 05/13/2021 6:27:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $535 05/13/2021 6:27:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $525 05/13/2021 6:26:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $500 05/13/2021 6:26:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $500 05/13/2021 6:26:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $460 05/13/2021 6:03:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $450 05/13/2021 6:03:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $410 05/13/2021 4:59:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $400 05/13/2021 4:59:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $245 05/13/2021 12:16:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $235 05/13/2021 12:16:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $215 05/13/2021 12:15:35 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $205 05/13/2021 12:15:35 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $185 05/13/2021 12:14:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $175 05/13/2021 12:14:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $135 05/12/2021 6:27:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $125 05/12/2021 6:27:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $101 05/12/2021 3:55:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $91 05/11/2021 5:56:50 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $81 05/11/2021 2:22:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $75 05/11/2021 2:22:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $63 05/10/2021 5:54:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $53 05/08/2021 10:31:57 pm (CDT)
Kate $48 05/08/2021 6:28:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $43 05/08/2021 1:37:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 05/08/2021 1:37:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $38 05/08/2021 12:35:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $33 05/08/2021 12:35:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/08/2021 4:18:16 am (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.