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    Rare Gemstone: Rhodizite/Londonite - 2.82 Ct.
    Antsongombato Gem Mine, FKT Antsentsindrano
    Andrembesoa Commune, Betafo District
    Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province
    Madagascar

    The Rhodizite-Londonite series cannot be differentiated by visual examination alone. As such, this rather large (stones over 1 carat are large) faceted oval brilliant could be either one. Both are about equally rare. So far only Madagascar and Russia are sources for this gem mineral, a situation not likely to change anytime soon. The rough that furnished this pale yellow, eye clean gem was found in 1999 and it was faceted by Fabrice Danet of Antisirabe, Madagascar, making it a completely 'home-grown' product.
    Measurements: 8.40 x 7.41 x 6.25 mm, 2.82 cts.
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Rainbow of Africa Collection

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


    Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.

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    June, 2016
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