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0.44 ct. Green Helvite

Color:  Medium Dark Green Clarity:  Translucent
Origin:  Minas Gerais, Brazil Cut:  Pear Brilliant
Treatments:  None Measurements:  6.6 x 3.4 mm

One of the most advanced rarities we have offered recently - faceted bright green Helvite.  The mineral itself is quite uncommon, but it is the color that is nothing short of extraordinary.  While this is not a completely transparent stone, it is the sole example of this green material we have seen faceted in a size over 0.05 carats.  In fact, we saw only 2 other tiny pieces cut from a single piece of Brazilian rough.  In fact, only a very few examples of this entire mineral series, typically the Genthelvite member, have ever been studied.  And, though cited in some literature as possible in green, most occurrences of Helvite have the mineral present in some range of yellow or brown.  A full GIA cert (to accompany the piece) seemed warranted, and sure enough, natural faceted Helvite is the result.  Almost certainly the finest and largest known!

$1350 total