Gems: Amethyst - Fluorite

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2.35 ct. Purplish-Brown Cat's Eye Diopside

2.35 ct. Purplish-Brown Cat's Eye Diopside

176.00
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  • Color:  Dark Very Slightly Purplish-Brown
  • Clarity:  Translucent
  • Origin:  Sri Lanka
  • Cut:  Oval Cabochon
  • Treatments:  NoneMeasurements:  8.6 x 8 mm

We have once or twice offered faceted gems in this highly unusual shade for Sri Lankan Diopside.  The color is a medium brown with a very slight and odd purplish modifier.  It seems to occur very infrequently in the gem gravels of Sri Lanka - far more familiar are the yellowish-greens.  This is, however, the first time that we have encountered this variety as a cat's eye gem.  And how nice it is!  The eye is sharp and well centered and contrasts nicely with the body of the stone - which is also very nicely translucent.  Really a great size and fine Sri Lankan oddity.
 


$75 / carat - $176 total