7.86 ct. Sunstone Scapolite - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

7.86 ct. Tanzanian Sunstone Scapolite

  • Color: Medium Dark Yellow

  • Clarity: Heavily Included

  • Origin: Tanzania

  • Cut: Rectangular Cushion

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 14.4 x 10.6 mm

A unusual gem material from a limited find in Tanzania.  This is pastel yellow Scapolite, of the kind that is well known from East Africa, but with inclusions of copper.  The result is a gem that is visually similar to the schiller Sunstones (Feldspar) from Oregon - the inclusions give the gem an attractive coppery red flash when the light hits at the right angle.  This material is now several years old and we were surprised to find an uncommonly large and fine example. Unusual and rare. 

$35 / carat - $275 total