22.58 ct. Maw-Sit-Sit - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

22.58 ct. Maw-Sit-Sit

  • Color:  Medium Dark Green / Black Fibers
  • Clarity:  Opaque
  • Origin:  Hpakan, Burma
  • Cut:  Freeform Cabochon
  • Treatments:  None
  • Measurements:  40 x 23 x 3.3 mm

Maw-Sit-Sit is an interesting and attractive gem material.  It is an aggregate of several minerals (foremost among those chromite and kosmochlor) that is produced as a byproduct of jadeite mining in Northern Burma.  The color is a superb, vivid moss green with darker green and black contrasting areas.  As a one source material, it is not widely known but has still managed to gain an audience by the sheer nature of its distinctive look.  At around 7 on the Moh's scale, it is durable enough for jewelry use.  We never see much of this material in finer grades. 

$85 total