0.52 ct. Burmese Painite
Color: Dark Slightly Reddish-Brown
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut: Square Cushion
Measurements: 4.2 x 4.1 mm
Long one of the great rarities of the gem world, there were just two or three faceted examples of Painite known to exist. This changed around a decade ago when a relatively large find was made in Burma. Species collectors were delighted - small, reasonable affordable Painites abounded. The problem for those interested in seeking out gemmy, high-quality examples was that they were simply not to be had. The large Burmese find was of heavily included and fractured rough - even very small faceted stones were often quite included.
Many years later and we are still looking for the elusive gem Painite that is both clean an well cut. Well, here is a superb example that indeed has both. Completely clean and in an attractive shape that shows excellent brilliance. Of course the tone is dark, but the gem makes up for this with a very fine reddish modifier to the color. Beautiful stone with a GIT mini cert.