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    Gemstone: Hawk's Eye Quartz - 17.8 Cts.
    Sri Lanka

    When it comes to gemstone phenomena, the "cat's eye" is one of the most intriguing and interesting. A fine example with a pronounced version of the optical effect is a real treasure. The mineral Chrysoberyl can exhibit this wonderful natural "special effect" giving a stone a very fluid quality as it never looks the same twice. This high-domed cabochon has been cut to showcase a substantial grayish-white cat's eye against a dramatic black backdrop. The opaque gem weighs an impressive 17.8 carats and features an amazing luster and chatoyancy. The underside has been left rough, but the phenomenon is still visible from below. The variety is traditionally most popular for men's jewelry, and this does appear to have a masculine air to it. The wonderful example is in excellent condition and deserves more than one glance.
    Overall Measurements: 17.02 x 14.08 x 10.6 mm, 17.8 cts.


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    November, 2017
    4th Saturday
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