Tsumeb, Namibia
Gems, 2.18 ct, 10.2 mm x 6.3 mm
Start Time: 01/26/2012 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/02/2012 7:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Smithsonite is a relatively rare gem in facetted stones. I have seen plenty of Smithsonite cabochons, but cut gems are not very common. This stone is nearly colorless (with a very very slight yellowish-golden hue), and is slightly "hazy" which is common even in good Smithsonite gems. The stone has a "Pear' cut, and is a very good size, attractive gem of this material. One does not encounter many of these gems on the market, and no rare gem collection is complete without a good Namibia Smithsonite. Nonetheless, it is one of the very few Smithsonite stones that I have offered in the auctions in the last FIVE YEARS; that's how few of them come my way. Enjoy.

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