Rutile included Quartz

Gems, 21.52 ct, 21.11 mm x 17.63 mm
Start Time: 05/19/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/26/2011 7:00:42 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Everybody is probably familiar with this material, but have you seen how these gems have sky-rocketed in popularity recently? I have seen some European gem and jewelry dealers who are SELLING this material for $100 per carat, and it is flying off the shelves. It seems to have found a niche in the European market, and buyers and dealers alike are scooping these gems up as fast as they can find them. I honestly have always liked these gems, but now they are becoming more difficult for me to purchase. This stone is essentially a colorless "Oval Cabochon" cut Quartz stone which features a few beautiful reddish metallic Rutile needles. With the high prices being paid for these gems, they may stay at a high value from now on.

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