1.84 ct. Purple Herderite - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

1.84 ct. Brazilian Purple Herderite

  • Color: Medium Purple

  • Clarity: Slightly Included

  • Origin: Brazil

  • Cut: Triangle

  • Treatments: None

  • 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.

$85 / carat - $156 total