2.10 ct. New Jersey Willemite
|Color: Medium Dark Greenish-Yellow||Clarity: Slightly to Moderately Included|
|Origin: Franklin, New Jersey||Cut: Kite Step|
|Treatments: None||Measurements: mm|
The most well known examples of gem Willemite come from the famed deposits around Franklin, New Jersey. The stones are notable for their bright greenish-yellow bodycolor which is almost unique in the gem world. Perhaps even more impressive is the almost unbelievable fluorescence that these stones are capable of. Take a look at the second photo, this is the stones reaction to s a simple, small UV light; it is almost unbelievable.
The presence of orangish-red needles of the mineral Zincite is very diagnostic for Willemite from Franklin. In some examples, the proliferation of needles can overwhelm the stone - not the case here as they are present but not overly distracting. Additionally, the custom cutting is extremely well done and gives the stone a nice degree of brilliance. We have had similar examples in the 1/4 - 1/2 size, but a stone of over 2 carats is really quite large. In this size and quality, this is a top example of yet another U.S. rarity.
$450 / carat - $945 total