1.84 ct. Brazilian Purple Herderite
Color: Medium Purple
Clarity: Slightly Included
Measurements: 8.4 mm
From an extremely limited find early last year comes this decidedly purple color variety of gem Herderite. Before this find there were grayish stones that sometimes had a hint of purple, but nothing approaching this color at all. Relatively large and very bright - there were very few stones over 1 carat and fewer still with respectable clarity. All told we have seen less than 50 carats of faceted gems, a significant number of which were heavily included. The color actually will shift a bit toward blue in daylight; a lovely and rare variety.