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1.01 ct. Phosphophyllite

Color:  Medium Bluish-Green Clarity:  Eye Clean
Origin:  Potosi, Bolivia Cut:  Rectangle
Treatments:  None Measurements:  6.7 x 5.7 mm

An extremely fine example of this always in-demand rare species.  The color of Phosphophyllite is so distinctive that is has long been a favorite.  Specimens of this mineral are particularly valued by collectors, so access to facet rough is extremely limited - a one carat gem remains the benchmark size for rarity in these.  Moreover, it is not an easy material to facet (a Moh's hardness of 3 1/2) and so it often suffers from a less than precision job.  Here we have a superlative example - eye clean and strikingly well cut by one of our very best cutters.  The color is bright and super saturated, exactly what you would hope for in one of these.  Great stone.

$950 / carat - $950 total