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7.56 ct. Argentinean Rhodochrosite

7.56 ct. Argentinean Rhodochrosite

491.00
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  • Color: Medium Dark Slightly Orangish-Pink

  • Clarity: Translucent

  • Origin: Argentina

  • Cut: Cushion

  • Treatments: None

  • Measurements: 12.5 x 10.8 mm

Despite the amount of cab grade Rhodochrosite (the classic banded material) that comes from Argentina, it is quite uncommon to find a stone of sufficient transparency and such a 'gemmy' nature that it can be faceted.  This gem is a remarkable example of just such an Argentinean gem - large, bright and nearly completely transparent.  Stones like this diffuse the ambient light and present a glow (as opposed to a sharp brilliance) that is quite attractive.  Outstanding polish and a fine size.
 

$65 / carat - $491 total