0.43 ct. Benitoite - The Gem Trader Rare Gems

0.43 ct. Benitoite

  • Color: Medium Dark Slightly Violetish-Blue

  • Clarity: Eye Clean

  • Origin: San Benito Co., California

  • Cut: Custom Oval

  • Treatments: None

  • 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.

$395 total