11.95 ct. California Kunzite - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

1.29 ct. Blue Zircon Matched Pair

  • Color: Medium Dark Purplish-Pink

  • Clarity: Eye Clean

  • Origin: Oceanview Mine, San Diego Co., California

  • Cut: Cushion Brilliant

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 17.1 x 12 mm

Though the species has the distinction of being first documented from California, Kunzite from that state is quite rare on the market today.Specimens are widely known and collected from the San Diego Co. mines, but facet rough is exceedingly uncommon. With that, we can forget just how fine the initial finds must have been - the color is deep for the species and is quite purplish. These fine colors can be easily forgotten with the dearth of very light (and all pink) material from Brazil and Afghanistan that has been in the market for years. This special stone was recently cut and is just perfect - great color and custom US cutting.

$55 / carat - $657 total