Gemstone: Rhodochrosite - 3.02 Cts. Peru...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionGemstone: Rhodochrosite - 3.02 Cts.
Rhodochrosite gemstones are one of the most prized by collectors due to their incredible pink-red color and the fact that gemmy crystals suitable enough for cutting and faceting are few, and far between. This gorgeous 3+ carat example was cut form a single crystal worthy of faceting. Rhodochrosite by nature is an extremely soft material making the cutting process difficult; however, this beautiful stone is clearly the result of care and patience. This stunner features a chic emerald cut which emphasizes its orangey-red hue and major scintillation. When viewed with the unaided eye, the slight inclusions are minimal. Overall, this gem is in excellent condition and definitely worthy of a place in any serious display case.
Measurements: 9.62 x 6.40 x 4.61 mm, 3.02 cts.
Provenance: The Jena Blue Collection
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.
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