13.87 ct. Sinhalite - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

13.87 ct. Sinhalite

  • Color: Dark Brown-Yellow

  • Clarity: Eye Clean

  • Origin: Karawita, Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka

  • Cut: Rectangular Radiant

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 14.4 x 13.1 mm

An impressive Sinhalite that is certainly among the best we have ever offered. While these are now found in a few localities worldwide, they remain most commonly encountered in the locale for which they are named - Sri Lanka. Always fairly scarce, they are doubly so when in weights above 10 carats. Add to that a precision cut - quite uncommon for these - and you have a true rarity. Furthermore, the gem is loupe clean and the color is quite good - not at all dark for these. Interestingly, this rough came from a mineral dealer that noted the exact locality - an added bonus. A very lively and bright rarity.

$85 / carat - $1178 total