5.11 ct. Sunstone Iolite - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

5.11 ct. Sunstone Iolite

  • Color: Dark Violet

  • Clarity: Heavily Included

  • Origin: E. Africa

  • Cut: Rectangular Step

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 16.2 x 10 mm

These fascinating stones join together the distinctive violet-blue of Iolite with reflective platelets of hematite.  This is a gorgeous example; the color of the Iolite is great, the platelets are oriented superbly well and the size would be very easy to use.  The reflected colors are quite dazzling - and even when in non-reflecting light, the ‘bloodshot’ Iolite look of reddish hematite against the violet bodycolor is attractive and intriguing.  Great cutting and quality.

$40 / carat - $204 total