2.88 ct. Scapolite with Phlogopite - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

2.88 ct. Scapolite with Phlogopite

  • Color: Colorless / Light Brown

  • Clarity: Heavily Included

  • Origin: Dar-e-Zu Mine, Badakshan, Afghanistan

  • Cut: Square Cushion

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 9.2 mm

Since we specialize in unusual species and rare inclusions, we are sometimes offered new materials before they ever hit the larger market.  This is happens most often with very small finds that produce just a few faceted stones.  Such was the case with this unusual colorless Scapolite with very numerous and distinct crystals of Phlogopite, a mineral of the Mica family.  What is particularly appealing is the transparency of the orange-brown Phlogopite itself - it is quite gemmy.  We've never seen anything quite like this interesting combination before.       

$60 / carat - $172 total