Gems: Taaffeite - Zircon

0.95 ct. Vivianite

0.95 ct. Vivianite

150.00
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  • Color:  Medium Dark Bluish-Green
  • Clarity:  Translucent
  • Origin:  Bolivia
  • Cut:  Rectangle
  • Treatments:  None
  • Measurements:  8.8 x 4.8 mm

Here is another first for us, faceted Vivianite.  This species, despite being seen often as gemmy crystals, is almost never cut.  There are a few reasons - firstly, it is extraordinarily soft at just 1 1/2 to 2 on the Moh's scale.  Crystals are easily broken and it is actually somewhat flexible in nature - that is to say that crystals can bend a bit over time once unearthed.  That said, it has a very unique and attractive color so we do often have rare stone collectors seeking an example.  This is a nicely done stone with a lovely color and a very respectable size - simply not for the faint of heart!  

$150 total