2.35 ct. Purplish-Brown Cat's Eye Diopside
We have once or twice
offered faceted gems in this highly unusual shade for Sri Lankan Diopside.
The color is a medium brown with a very slight and odd purplish modifier.
It seems to occur very infrequently in the gem gravels of Sri Lanka - far more
familiar are the yellowish-greens. This is, however, the first time that
we have encountered this variety as a cat's eye gem. And how nice it is!
The eye is sharp and well centered and contrasts nicely with the body of the
stone - which is also very nicely translucent. Really a great size and
fine Sri Lankan oddity.