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    Fine Gemstone: Chrysoberyl - 30 Ct.

    This is an exceptionally large Chrysoberyl gemstone, measuring in at a whopping 30 carats. It was originally the main element of a brooch purchased in Brazil back in the 1960s. After the brooch went out of fashion, the stone was removed. It features an oval cut shape with a brilliant cut crown and pavilion containing beautifully cut facets. This stone has high transparency allowing for a greater brilliance to the viewer. When viewing the stone from all angles, a few rutile-like inclusions become visible. These inclusions actually add to the depth of the deep pavilion. The color is a light "cat's eye" yellow. Chrysoberyl has an extremely hard rating of 8.5 out of 10 on the Mohs hardness scale. There are a few nicks on the perimeter of the table and a couple on the culet due to its age and how it was a timeworn fashion accessory, but this stone is in good overall condition for its immense size.
    Measurements: 19.1 x 14.4 x 12.5 mm, 30 cts.

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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