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    "ROYAL AZEL" SUGILITE CABOCHON
    Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
    This elongated faceted marquise is fashioned from top quality gel Sugilite. A relatively modern gemstone, fine Sugilite was discovered at the Kalahari Manganese mines in 1975. This particular gemstone probably dates to the 1980's when marketing attempts were made to designate the material as "Royal Azel" as evidenced by the Philadelphia Academy of Science label, bearing collection #26583. With intense purple color, this 'grape jelly' gemstone is representative of only the top .05% of the deposit, giving testament to its rarity. This sizable gemstone measures 14 x 42 mm.

    Provenance: Philadelphia Academy of Science


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    17th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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