3.30 ct. South African Rhodochrosite
Color: Medium Dark Orange-Red
Clarity: Eye Clean to Slightly Included
Origin: South Africa
Cut: Square Step
Measurements: 8.5 mm
An exceptionally fine gem Rhodochrosite from the often overlooked South African finds. These gems are not the bright pink of the gems from Colorado or China but are an intense red. Purity of hue is all important here, these can get dark or overly brown. Not at all the case here, the color is just what you want - bright red that doesn't darken up in lower light. This one is bright and brilliant - just a slight touch of the characteristic haziness. Precision US cutting and a very respectable and approachable size as well. Extremely attractive stone from the ‘other’ locale.