8.83 ct. Brazilian Herderite - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

8.83 ct. Brazilian Green Herderite

  • Color:  Medium Yellow-Green
  • Clarity:  Eye Clean
  • Origin:  Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Cut:  Cushion Mixed
  • Treatments:  None
  • Measurements:  15.3 x 10.4 mm

A large and magnificent example of this rare and under appreciated color variety of Herderite.  Profiled in the Spring 2004 issue of Gems & Gemology (available here), the largest stone from this find now finds pride of place in the National Gem Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.  This example features the distinctive apple-green hue and is particularly notable for the excellent clarity and fine cutting - there were very few stones to begin with, and even fewer this nice.  Superb collection stone with a full GIA gem identification report.

$125 / carat - $1103 total