Gems: Hackmanite - Rhodochrosite

2.84 ct. Rhodonite

2.84 ct. Rhodonite

1,136.00
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  • Color:  Medium Dark Slightly Orangish-Red
  • Clarity:  Eye Clean to Slightly Included
  • Origin:  Brazil
  • Cut:  Oval Portuguese
  • Treatments:  None
  • Measurements:  11.4 x 7.3 mm

A gorgeous example of this beautiful and difficult species.  These are so rare in higher quality stones - and even then, the cutting almost universally leaves much to be desired.  In fact, this remains one of the rare gem species where asymmetries and poor polish remain the rule.  Not at all the case here, the gem is very nearly clean and very well cut as a fine Portuguese oval - a distinction that makes the stone doubly rare.  Rhodonite can be quite impressive given its fine color and optical properties - these are so often lost with poor cutting that you may in fact be surprised at how good these can actually be.  A very fine gem to be sure.


$400 /carat - $1136 total