1.26 ct. Rhodochrosite - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

1.26 ct. Chinese Rhodochrosite

  • Color:  Medium Dark Slightly Orangish-Pink
  • Clarity:  Eye Clean
  • Origin:  China
  • Cut:  Round Brilliant
  • Treatments:  None
  • Measurements:  6.9 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.  Excellent size in the most popular shape as well.

$365 / carat - $459 total