Rutile included Quartz (Cat's Eye)
- Gems, 4.76 ct, 10.16 mm
- Start Time: 05/07/2009 8:30:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 05/14/2009 8:30:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
Everybody is probably familiar with Rutile included Quartz, but have you seen how these gems have sky-rocketed in popularity recently, especially for the Cat's Eye gems? 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 a colorless Quartz "Round Cabochon" cut stone, but it features beautiful golden Rutile needle inclusions in parallel growth which create a beautiful Cat's Eye effect when rotated in the light. It's very similar to Cat's Eye Tourmaline gems with regard to the thin fibrous inclusions, and how they reflect the light. Now this stone has more of a broad "eye" than is typical in most other Cat's Eye gems, but it is there nontheless. With the high prices being paid for these gems, they will more than likely always stay at a high value from now on, so do not miss your chance to scoop up this top notch stone for a rock bottom price.