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3.52 ct. Austrian 'Adularia' Moonstone

Color:  Colorless / Adularescence Clarity:  Eye Clean
Origin:  Ziller Valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria Cut:  Rectangular Radiant
Treatments:  None Measurements:  8.3 x 11.8 mm

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