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1.14 ct. Nifontovite

Color:  Colorless Clarity:  Eye Clean
Origin:  Charcas, Mexico Cut:  Emerald Radiant
Treatments:  None Measurements:  9 x 7.5 mm

A very limited find of gem grade Nifontovite (a rare borate mineral) in almost unheard of sizes was made in mid-2008.  The find was made in the same area known for producing gemmy colorless Danburite - Charcas, Mexico.  Prior to this the only Nifontovite specimens that were available were some very small crystals from Okayama Prefecture, Japan -  only a few extremely small stones had ever been cut from this material.  We have had just one or two stones from this find in the past decade and there have been no further finds.  This is fine example of an extremely rare species, all the better in a weight above one carat.  The gem is completely colorless, extremely well cut and very close to eye clean.  There are just a few low relief 'sugar' type inclusions that don't distract.  There were precious few stones cut from this material and this is a superb example.  A bright and attractive rarity.


$300 / carat - $342 total