.96CT COLLECTOR STONE TRANSPARENT FACET GRADE ROUGH CRYSTAL CALIFORNIA BENITOITE

Category Jewelry & Watches Loose Diamonds & Gemstones Loose Gemstones Other Loose Gemstones

Current price $109.99

Listing type Chinese

Location Fort Worth, Texas 761** US

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Quantity available 1

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Seller desertfox412003 (6774)

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Country Of Origin United States

Gemstone Benitoite

Natural/Lab-Created Natural

Transparency Transparent

Shape Rough

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We specialize in collector & high end colored gems not commonly found in retail stores. We strive to provide the best possible customer service and value. We stand behind our products and have the expertise of a GIA Graduate Gemologist to serve you.
Donald Hofler GIA GG, AJP
SEE OUR GROWING SELECTION OF SOME OF THE RAREST GEM STONES AND MINERAS ON EARTH IN OUR STORE. WE OFFER WELL OVER 100 DIFFERENT GEMS, MINERAL, SPECIES AND VARIATIES FOR SALE AND AUCTION AND OUR SELECTION IS GROWING. TAKE A PEAK AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK.
PICTURES; I AM A GRADUATE GEMOLOGIST WITH LIMITED PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS. WHILE MY GEM & GEM TREATMENT SKILLS ARE VAST MY PHOTOGRAPH SKILLS ARE NOT. ONE NEEDS TO MAKE A CHOICE, BUY YOUR RARE GEMS AND JEWELRY FROM A GEMOLOGIST WHO CAN ASSURE THT WHAT YOU ARE BUYING IS WHAT YOU ARE BUYING OR A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO TAKES GREAT PHOTOS AND MAY NOT GET THE GEM CALL CORRECT. AS FAR AS ADDITIONAL PHOTOS, THAT TYPICALLY WILL NOT HAPPEN, SORRY. I RARELY GET THE TIME TO TAKE PHOTOS WHEN I GET MY SET UP AND RUNNING SO ASKING FOR SPECIAL OR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS WILL GET A HONEST RESPONSE, BUT, NOT LIKELY THE ONE YOUR LOOKING FOR SO IF THE ONE PHOTO YOU NEED TO PURCHASE MY ONE OF A KIND ITEM IS NOT THERE YOU MIGHT HAVE TO CONSIDER ANOTHER SELLER THAT CAN PROVIDE YOU THE PHOTO YOU NEED OR TRY IT ON YOUR OWN HAND WHEN IT ARRIVES.
​THANKS IN ADVANCE, DON HOFLER GIA GG, AJP
Pieces: 1
Shape: Rough Crystal
Type: Benitoite
Color: Violet Blue
Weight: .96 cttw
Clarity: Transparent (Type II) ( PLEASE; If unsure of what clarity means see chart below for a more detailed explanation also remember colored gems are graded with the naked eye and not a loupe )
Size: 5.9 x 5.9 x 3.2 mm
Luster: Vitreous
Origin: California, USA
Treatment: None
Hardness: 6.0 - 6.5 on MOHS
While all commercial mining has stopped at the lone site in the world on this material very limited private mining still is on going but production of this material has diminished greatly as supplies continue to diminish prices continue to rise and the end of all production of this material may be in the foreseeable future. Get what you can while you can it has been 3 years since last we were able to obtain any in quantity.
VVS 1 & 2
Extra Fine Quality. These gems have microscopic inclusions which are difficult to slightly difficult to see under a loupe with 10x magnification.
VS 1
Very Fine Quality. Small pin-pricks are just visible to the scrutiny of the close naked eye. However, the beauty of the gem is not diminished in anyway.
VS 2
Fine Quality. Small pin-pricks and feathers are just visible to the scrutiny of the close naked eye. However, the overall beauty of the gem is still not diminished.
SI 1
Good Quality. These gems have inclusions, which are fairly easy to see to the close naked eye. However, the overall beauty of the gem is still high.
SI 2
Good to Medium-High Quality. These gems have inclusions which are fairly easy to see under the close naked eye. These inclusions are usually not really visible at an arm's length.
INCLUDED
Medium to the lower qualities. Included gems with internal features that range from eye visible to very easily seen to the naked eye.
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