0.97 ct. Rhodochrosite - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

0.97 ct. Chinese Rhodochrosite

  • Color: Medium Dark Slightly Orangish-Pink

  • Clarity: Eye Clean

  • Origin: China

  • Cut: Rectangular Radiant

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 7 x 5 mm

We often look through dozens of the very best of these Chinese Rhodochrosites to find the one or two stones are just right.  Clarity is so important to these - the lightest veil can interrupt the reflections and the brilliance will suffer.  Cutting is also of paramount importance -  Rhodochrosite has very high optical properties, but poorly cut pieces will not be nearly as visually impressive as they could have been.  This is a fantastic stone, clean and bright and with a superb and intensely saturated color.  Dispersion is a difficult quality to capture in a photograph, so no doubt you will be dazzled by this one in person.  Great shape in a calibrated size and a “light carat” in weight; large enough to look like a carat stone, but just under for a less expensive per-carat price.

$260 / carat - $252 total