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    Rhodochrosite Box
    Catamarca
    Argentina

    This magnificent keepsake box is made out of rare Rhodochrosite from the famed Argentinean source. The medium sized lapidary item has been well-crafted out of this stunning stalactitic pinkish-red material. Rhodochrosite is prized for its rich red coloration and its intricate pattern when cut and polished. This box captures all of those elements with nice red, white and even golden Pyrite banding. The bright gold Pyrite catches the light in the most spectacular manner. The lid is actually one solid piece of stone with the rest of the box featuring book-matched sections, resulting in the extraordinary patterning. The interior and bottom are lined with black velvet, and the box is finished with a Gold-plated brass hinge. Overall, this natural decorative element is appealing and in excellent condition.
    Overall Measurements: 7.01 x 4.92 x 1.65 inches (17.80 x 12.50 x 4.20 cm)

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    15th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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