DescriptionRARE GEMSTONE: VILLIAUMITE - 8.56 CT.
Koashva Mt, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
Now this is truly a rare gemstone - and it comes with a warning label! Villiaumite is a water soluable mineral, so any moisture will ruin the polish of the stone, so the utmost caution must be exercised when handling it. Warning aside, this emerald cut stone is very transparent and has wine-garnet coloration. It is well cut and quite large for the species. It is truly amazing that a gem cutter wanted to tackle such a difficult material to turn into a gemstone.
Measurements: 12.6 x 11.57 mm, 8.56 ct.
Provenance: Terra [Hoppel #G2036]
Offered at no reserve.
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