2.28 ct. 'Rainbow Lattice' Moonstone - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

2.28 ct. Australian ‘Rainbow Lattice’ Sunstone

  • Color: White

  • Clarity: Heavily Included

  • Origin: Australia

  • Cut: Oval Cabochon

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 12 x 6.9 mm

One of the most outstanding newer materials that we have seen in recent years.  Not only are these inclusion stones of the highest order - the geometric patterns form by the hematite and ilmenite are both dramatic and beautifully contrasted.  What really sets this material apart though is that the gem being included in orthoclase feldspar - that is to say, 'Moonstone' with its full adularescent qualities intact.  So you have this great looking piece that can surprise when rotated - the billowy effect of Moonstone flashing across the surface.  So great, we wish these were more readily available in such high quality, but they are very hard to source. 

$85 / carat - $193 total