Gemstone: Blue Apatite - 5.00 Cts. Madagasca...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionGemstone: Blue Apatite - 5.00 Cts.
Apatite is a common mineral, but not commonly cut and polished into a gemstone. Highly sought after by gem collectors, Apatite exhibits some of the most impressive hues. This enchanting stone hails from Madagascar, which is considered a top locality as it produces the most vibrant neon blue material. This stone displays that same cherished neon blue, which is commonly referred to as "Paraíba-like." This phenomenal blue-green hue, with a hint of teal, is what collectors covet most. The striking gem also features a skillful modern cushion shape with brilliant faceting. The stone is slightly included with a small chip to the girdle and the culet. The stone is in good condition.
Measurements: 11.08 x 9.66 x 7.25 mm, 5.00 cts.
Provenance: The Jena Blue Collection
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.
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