5.07 ct. Austrian Adularia Moonstone
Clarity: Eye Clean
Origin: Ziller Valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria
Cut: Square Cushion
Measurements: 10.2 mm
A simply gorgeous gem example from one of the classic locales for this variety of Orthoclase. The term itself describes the crystal shape of this variety that is found in Alpine clefts, particularly in this area of Austria. Though specimens have been collected for centuries, faceted stones are actually very scarce, particularly in this size and quality. We recently looked over a small parcel of gems cut from rough collected in the 1970's and selected this uncommonly fine gem - very happy to have another one of this quality around. Absolutely clean and very bright, these are rare locale pieces.