Gems: Hackmanite - Rhodochrosite

0.72 ct. Brazilian Pyroxmangite

0.72 ct. Brazilian Pyroxmangite

295.00
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  • Color:  Medium Dark Red
  • Clarity:  Slightly Included
  • Origin:  Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Cut:  Freeform Step
  • Treatments:  None
  • Measurements:  7.9 x 4.1 mm

Pyroxmangite is the very rare polymorph (that is to say, the same formula but forming in a different environment) of the mineral Rhodonite.  Gemmy crystals are documented at just a few localities worldwide and we were immediately attracted to the fine, gemmy appeal of this example.  The color is outstanding, but the clarity and cutting are much above what we usually see - it actually allows the connoisseur to appreciate the optical qualities of these. 
 

$295 total