Ussingite (rare)

Kola Peninsula, Russia
Gems, 0.25 ct, 8.0 mm x 3.0 mm
Start Time: 12/29/2009 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/07/2010 7:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Ussingite is a colorful member of the Sodalite group usually showing a light pink or violet hue. It was named after Niels Viggo Ussing who was a professor of mineralogy at University of Copenhagen. Most Ussingite, despite the pretty color, is translucent at best, but I've only seen a few facetted stones of this material, and it is extremely rare. This stone is translucent and has a pleasing pinkish-purple color with a standard "Marquise" cut. Another great rare gem to add to your collection.

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