Violet claims, Wah Wah Mts, Beaver Co., Utah, USA
    Over the years, Red Beryl has appeared under a number of names: Bixbite, Red Emerald, etc. By whichever name that it is called, this carmine gem has remained elusively rare, both in occurrence and in total quantity mined. Far rarer than diamonds, this exotic member of the Beryl family shows a deep, saturated red color whose only peers are: Ruby and Spinel. Cut stones over 1 carat are exceedingly difficult to obtain. This 1.1 carat, 7 mm round brilliant gemstone has been photographed and published in the book of the F. John Barlow Collection (page 167). At the time, it was set in a ring set with 2 smaller Red Beryls and a number of Diamonds. John Barlow commissioned Martha Gilchrist to make this special 18K ring for him. The Red Beryl gemstone was removed from the ring for weighing. The ring is included in the lot and the gemstone can be remounted by the new owner should they desire to do so. The stone has one inclusion slightly visible to the naked eye; any others require equipment to be visible. A rare and exotic gemstone for the advanced collector.

    Estimate: $25,000 - $30,000.

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    May, 2009
    17th-18th Sunday-Monday
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