3.80ct Oval Cut Gem Quality Rhodonite (Extremely Rare)

Regular Price: $1,045.00

Special Price: $999.00

TThis is a very bright and lively piece of gem quality rhodonite in an intense fiery red. Though wispy inclusions are visible to the eye, the skill with wich the stone has been cut combined with the intense colour means it still has fantastic (which in turn makes it more clean to the eye). This really is a stunning collectors piece for those who appreciate gemmology and the rarity of material like this.


This material was mined in Brazil as a by product of a manganese mine, normally you could never justify the time and money it would take to retrieve this amazing quality of rhodonite given that it has been brought up from a depth of 1.5km underground. This also means that no additional land was excavated to retrieved it as it is simply a by-product of the manganese mining.


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Description

Stone   Type

 Rhodonite

Chemical   Composition

 (Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg,Ca)SiO3

Cut

 OvalCut

Crystal   System

 Triclinic

Weight

 3.80ct

Hardness

 5.5 - 6.5

Dimensions

 10.5x8.4x5.5mm

Specific   Gravity

 3.57 - 3.76

Colour

 Red

Refractive   Index

  1.711 - 1.751

Treatment

 No Treatment 

Dispersion

 

Clarity

 I

Reference Number

 LG130033

Origin

  Brazil

Notes

 Responsible Sourcing, retrieved as by product after manganese mining.

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