0.47 ct. Benitoite
Color: Medium LightSlightly Violetish-Blue
Clarity: Eye Clean
Origin: San Benito Co., California
Cut: Round Brilliant
Measurements: 4.6 mm
A beautiful stone in a scarce shape; a full round brilliant with great proportions and a great polish. The color is a shade or so lighter than what most in the market prefer, but we love this tone as it allows the dispersion and brilliance of the species to be well appreciated - this can be obscured with darker tone and saturation. Rounds were never common as the rough rarely lends itself to this shape, they are even less so now that so little material is available. Completely clean and a great, very near 1/2 carat weight.