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    RARE GEMSTONE: HESSONITE - 11.22 CT
    Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada
    Hessonite is a variety of Grossular: a member of the Garnet group of gemstones. Mineral collectors have highly prized Hessonite specimens that have been collected at the Jeffrey Mine of Québec, Canada - but seldom have the crystals ever been large enough to be facetted into gemstones such as this one. Aptly nicknamed "Cinnamon Stone", this rarely encountered Jeffrey material has a warm golden body color with a scintillating appearance. The stone is quite bright despite a number of veil inclusions - understandable in material of this rarity. It has been fashioned into a round brilliant gemstone that measures 14.1 mm in diameter, weighs a sizable 11.22 carats, and is in excellent condition.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    20th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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