4.15 ct. Andalusite - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

4.15 ct. Andalusite

  • Color: Medium Dark Brownish Yellow-Green

  • Clarity: Moderately Included

  • Origin: East Africa

  • Cut: Round - Concave Pavilion Facets

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 10.4 mm

A stone with some inclusions that we found quite fascinating. Firstly, for an Andalusite this is a large stone - 1-2 ct. gems are much more common. Furthermore, as a round, the gem easily features the dramatic pleochroism that this species is known for. Secondly, the inclusions are rather interesting - long and thin deeply colored needles of an included mineral. Those these soften the brilliance, they are not overly distracting. In fact, the use of a concave pavilion was perfect to keep the stone light and bright. Neat piece

$18 / carat - $74 total