SCAPOLITEVery Fine Gemstone: Scapolite - 283.87 Ct.
Miembule, Mpapwa District, Dodoma Region, Tanzania
The Mpapwa District in Tanzania has a history of producing large and transparent crystals of golden Scapolite that are among the finest known from the planet. A very large piece of gem material was found in 2003. Rare gemstone cutter, Mike Gray of Missoula, Montana, fashioned this square, modified brilliant cut gemstone out of that rough. Under short-wave Ultra-Violet light, this highly transparent stone shows an attractive, deep red fluorescence. At over 280 carats in weight, this is a significantly large stone for this material, and the workmanship, shown by its precision and polish, place it in the far upper reaches of fine Scapolites of the world. It comes with AGL Cert # CS 65971 attesting to its physical parameters and its lack of any enhancement.
Measurements: 38.33 x 38.28 x 30.40 mm, 283.87 cts.
Offered at no reserve.
Provenance: Rainbow of Africa Collection
Accompanied by AGL Certificate # CS 65971
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