3.52 ct. Austrian 'Adularia' Moonstone
An intriguing and very fine stone from one of the classic locales for this
variety of Orthoclase. The term itself describes the crystal shape of this
variety that is found in Alpine clefts, particularly in this area of Austria.
Though specimens have been collected for centuries, faceted stones are actually
very scarce. We recently looked over a small parcel of gems cut from rough
collected in the 1970's and selected this example. Absolutely clean and
very bright - with the classic billowy white effect; a rare locale piece.
$45 / carat - $158 total