Gems, 3.32 ct, 12.02 mm x 5.55 mm
Start Time: 06/09/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/16/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

The famous quote from John Sinkankas was "gems are minerals after all". In our continued efforts to promote the importance of gemstones for ALL collectors, we want to give mineral collectors a chance at a rare cut stone that complements a choice mineral specimen from a classic locality. Some of the finest mineral collections in the world are accompanied by gemstones that either complete a "rough and cut" set for certain specimens, or simply show the beauty of particular species when they are faceted. We are offering this stone as an opportunity for collectors to expand their horizons and purchase gemstones that would supplement crystallized specimens in their collections. I think it is important for collectors to know that faceted stones can expand one's interests in minerals and can add a certain reverence to the hobby of collecting minerals. Tourmalines are beloved by dealers and collectors for their intense colors in various shades. This stone has a "Rectangle Emerald" cut gem with beautiful BLUE and GREEN colors in the same gem. The stone is nearly eye clean, which is remarkable for the material. Tourmaline is classified as a "Type 3" gemstone, as inclusions are almost always present, and accepted by dealers and collectors, so when you find a stone like this, it's a real treat. It is a nice size gem that would make for a ring or a pendant. Brazil for decades has produced some very fine quality Tourmaline gems and this stone is a good example of said material. Priced at $215.80 high retail.

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