1.09 ct. New Jersey Sussexite - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

1.09 ct. New Jersey Sussexite

  • Color: Medium Brownish-Pink

  • Clarity: Opaque

  • Origin: Franklin, New Jersey

  • Cut: Pear Brilliant

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 9.5 x 5.9 mm

A unique example of a US mineral that we have not offered before. Named for the famed Franklin deposits in Sussex Co., New Jersey, this stone has a fine pedigree as it comes from the renowned Parsons collection. A Manganese borate mineral, Sussexite is fibrous in nature and soft (3 on the Moh’s scale) so it does not naturally lend itself to being a faceted gem material. This one simply couldn’t be nicer - great, consistent color in the classic shade and a fine polish. A fine example of an interesting rarity.

$275 / carat - $299 total