2.45 ct. Sinhalite - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

2.45 ct. Sinhalite

  • Color: Medium Dark Slightly Brownish-Yellow

  • Clarity: Eye Clean

  • Origin: Sri Lanka

  • Cut: Oval Portuguese

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 9.5 x 6.5 mm

Sinhalite was only recognized as a gem species in 1952 - prior to that it had been assumed to be a brownish to yellowish variety of peridot.  It was found not to be a member of the olivine group, but a separate borate species.  The name derives from the sanskrit word for Sri Lanka, the primary locality of gem specimens.  This is a stunning example of Sinhalite at it's finest - the color is an attractive golden yellow, not overly brown or too dark.  The cutting is uncommonly nice for these and the gem is absolutely loupe clean - the result being a very fine example of this scarce material.  We get very few this nice that are of a good size for center stones - clean stones are often much larger in fact.

$55 / carat - $134 total