Gems: Amethyst - Fluorite

Gems below are listed in alphabetical order by species.  Please click either the photo or information below for more details or to order.

0.33 ct. Boracite

0.33 ct. Boracite

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  • Color:  Light Bluish Green
  • Clarity:  Eye Clean to Slightly Included
  • Origin:  Lower Saxony, Germany
  • Cut:  Square
  • Treatments:  None
  • Measurements:  4.3mm

Boracite (named for its high Boron content) makes for an unusual gem material - it can be quite attractive, clean and has a Moh's hardness of 7 to 7.5, comparable.  You may think then that it may actually be usable in jewelry, but it does have one minor drawback - it is slightly soluble in water.  With that, it is only cut for collectors and only from small German crystals.  The color is a lovely pale bluish green that is uncommon in other gems.  At 1/3 ct., this is relatively large example and is quite nice.

$275 total