3.01 ct. Andalusite

Color:  Medium Dark Yellowish-Green / Reddish-Brown Clarity:  Eye Clean
Origin:  Brazil Cut:  Pear Brilliant
Treatments:  None Measurements:  14.3 x 6.9 mm

It is really a pity that the supply of this attractive gem material has now largely dried up.  Andalusite has one of the most distinct appearances in the gem world due to its exceptional pleochroism; the directional colors are so disparate that gems appear to have two separate hues visible face up.  Other than bi-color stones, this is almost never seen in other gem species.  This particular stone has that classic look - a yellowish green primary color that is tinged with a reddish brown hue around the edges.  This is actually fairly large for fine, clean examples of this material and the prices have been going nowhere but up for this top quality material.


$100 / carat - $301 total