0.22 ct. Hibonite

Color:  Medium Dark Brown Clarity:  Eye Clean
Origin:  Mogok, Burma Cut:  Rectangular Step
Treatments:  None Measurements:  6 x 2.2 mm

One of the newest and rarest discoveries in the gem world. As a mineral Hibonite is know from various locales (Malagasy specimens are black and opaque!), but no one seems to have expected the occurrence of gem crystals of this species. These are found in Mogok, but there has an exceptionally small amount of higher quality material found. This outstanding find was written up in GIA's Gems & Gemology in early 2012.

The color is an attractive medium brown and the stone is remarkably clean for this species. Considering the rarity, it is a very impressive stone in terms of size and appearance. A laboratory certificate from Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand accompanies piece. By sheer census numbers, the rarest species we have handled and one of the few changes to obtain an example.
 

$850 total