1.95 ct. Colorado Rhodochrosite

Color:  Medium Dark Slightly Orangish-Pink Clarity:  Eye Clean
Origin:  Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado Cut:  Oval Brilliant
Treatments:  None Measurements:  9.5 x 6.1 mm

It is rather startling how quickly this material has disappeared from the market - there was apparently quite little in the way of backstock faceting rough and these are already next to impossible to source in top grade.  This is a superb stone with excellent cutting and a level of brilliance that is nothing short of dazzling.  Oh yes, and that outrageous color!  That vivid and distinctive hue that is essentially unique in the gem world.  A great piece from THE deposit for gem grade Rhodochrosite.
 

$395 / carat - $770 total