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    RARE GEMSTONE: KUNZITE - 42.8 CT.
    Oceanview Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
    Kunzite is the gem variety of Spodumene that was named after George Frederick Kunz, gemstone expert extraordinaire who served as the gem buyer for Tiffany in the 1880s. He discovered this rare gem while examining the minerals found in the mines of San Diego County, California, around the turn of the twentieth century, and it was named in his honor. This Kunzite has a light amethystine purple body color and hails from the Oceanview Mine - a modern source for top quality gem Kunzite. The gem is quite clean for the material - there is only one veil inclusion with feathering, oriented perpendicular to the table and very faintly visible when viewed table up. Custom cut by Itamar Pimenta, this bright oval gemstone measures 23.2 x 18.35 mm and weighs a sizable 42.8 carats. It is in fine condition.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    20th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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