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2.93 ct. Arfvedsonite

Color:  Dark Violet Blue Clarity:  Semi-Translucent
Origin:  Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, S. Africa Cut:  Rectangular Step
Treatments:  None Measurements:  11.1 x 7.1 mm

An exceedingly rare gem material, Arfvedsonite is primarily known as a constituent of Sugilite - it is present as veins in most of the commercial grade cabs that come out of South Africa.  Occurring at the same mine in very limited quantities are veins of Arfvedsonite itself (likely Magnesio-Arfvedsonite) which occur as a lovely translucent violet-blue material.  A very attractive and superbly rare example with an excellent color.  One of the few available, faceted examples of Arfvedsonite in the marketplace.
 

$165 / carat - $483 total