Gemstone: Rhodochrosite - 2.02 Cts. Sweet Ho...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionGemstone: Rhodochrosite - 2.02 Cts.
Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross
Alma District, Park Co.
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
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.
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