1.04 ct. Cats Eye Chrysoberyl
An outstanding example of this classic gem material. There is such a range of quality in these it is startling - transparency, clarity, strength of the chatoyancy, polish - all of these must come together to raise a stone above the fray. This gem is a treat - the gem is fully transparent, with a complete, bright and (outstanding!) laser sharp eye that is both perfectly centered and fully mobile. The transparency of the stone deserves special mention - even the best stones on the market today are often 'milky' and less than fully transparent.
Additionally, we are a great fan of the
bright colors of this Orissa material - it is quite vibrant. A great polish and a
flat base with no wasted depth round out the attributes. The classic 'milk and honey' effect,
a hallmark of the best stones, stands out very well with oblique illumination -
see the first image below. In fact, it does all the tricks - with multiple
lights you can 'open' and 'close' the eye as well - see the second below. Superb gem.