0.43 ct. Benitoite
Color: Medium Dark Slightly Violetish-Blue
Clarity: Eye Clean
Origin: San Benito Co., California
Cut: Custom Oval
Measurements: 6 x 3.7 mm
Stunning in all regards, this stone has a superb custom cut with great proportions and a great polish. And the color is absolutely top color for the species - a rich, medium dark slightly violetish-blue. These have become so restricted in sizes around 1/2 carat that stones are either absent from the market entirely, or have taken a dramatic price hike. Simply great - no color zoning, nothing save for a tiny veil in one corner only visible under 10x magnification - a consistent wonderful stone.