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    Gemstone: Rhodochrosite - 2.02 Cts.
    Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross
    Alma District, Park Co.
    Colorado, USA

    At just over 2 carats, this Rhodochrosite gemstone is the smaller of two 'stunners' cut from the famous "1888 Specimen" out of the renowned Sweet Home Mine in Colorado. The little example boasts a truly fascinating princess cut, giving a depth to the stone that belies its relatively diminutive size. The pinkish red coloration of this gem is intense, to put it mildly, and the beautifully balanced gemstone with great provenance is visually striking. This is a superlative faceted form of the popular cherry mineral from the quintessential locality in America for the type. Rhodochrosite is soft, so gems are few, and far, between.
    Measurements: 6.63 x 6.24 x 5.55 mm, 2.02 cts.

    Provenance: The Jena Blue Collection




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    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    5th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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