1.96 ct. Colorado Rhodochrosite - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

1.96 ct. Colorado Rhodochrosite

  • Color: Medium Dark Slightly Orangish-Pink

  • Clarity: Eye Clean

  • Origin: Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado

  • Cut: Round Portuguese

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 7.7 mm

Despite the very attractive and similarly colored gems that have been mined in China, the gem world still widely prefers gem Rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine as its favorite.  Given two nearly identical stones, the Sweet Home stone will almost certainly sell first even at a higher price; the consequence no doubt of a locale and find so famed that it is forever linked with the entire species.  We are seldom able to offer larger, fine Sweet Home stones now - the mine has been closed for years and the supply has simply vanished.  This superb stone was a lovely surprise - completely eye clean, the size is great and the cut is exceptionally well done; a magnificent portuguese round. 

$450 / carat - $882 total