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    RARE GEMSTONE NECKLACE: SMITHSONITE
    Choix, Mun. de Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
    Translucent aqua blue-green beads of Smithsonite have been painstakingly matched to create this unique necklace. Since Smithsonite does not yield much, if any, gem material, the lapidary artist took several years to gather enough rough to create this singular set of graduated rondell beads. Quite a feat considering the wide variety of colors and shades that Smithsonite comes in - gem rough represents less than 1% of total production - and the aqua blue-green is the most desirable color. This material is from Choix, Mexico - the only producing region for this unusual gem material. These hand-cut beads have a very high polish, have been individually knotted on silk cord, are accented by 14K gold beads and fastened with an 18k gold clasp. This one-of-a-kind treasure measures 21 1/2 inches in length.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    17th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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