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    Gemstone: Rhodochrosite - 8.65 Cts.
    Pasto Bueno, Pampas District
    Pallasca Province
    Áncash, Peru

    This nearly 9 carat Rhodochrosite gemstone was no easy feat to create. Rhodochrosite is a soft mineral making it incredibly difficult to cut and facet. The first attribute of this amazing stone is the rich bold reddish-orange hue. The gorgeous red color is highly saturated and balanced making this a noteworthy specimen with nice luster. This fine example has a timeless emerald cut and is only slightly included. This single crystal gemstone is in pristine condition which is a true testament to the skilled cutter.
    Measurements: 15.29 x 7.74 x 7.36 mm, 8.65 cts.

    Provenance: The Jena Blue Collection

    Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000.

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