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

275.00
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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