2.72 ct. Pakistani Axinite
really superb gem Axinite of the finest quality. These wonderfully
saturated gems with the exceptional purple pleochroism were few and far between.
This was always the look you were hoping for in gem Axinite - even in stones
from the old Baja California deposit, but rarely if ever actually got. It
was the brown gems that show this unexpected purple brilliance and they were
often too dark or included. This example is exceptional in all regards -
the color is just right, a medium dark slightly golden brown that is not a bit
dark or 'muddy' with a pronounced purple pleochroism easily visible.
Almost no other gem species is capable of such a wild combination. Superb
clarity and cutting as well.