GEM11-45
Rhodochrosite
$7,200.00
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Gems and Jewelry, 15.0 x 11.0 x 7.0 mm; 9.41 cts
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An absolutely superb and irreplaceable rarity because of its size and quality, this gem dates to the few pockets of large crystals found in 1978-1980. Cut by Spectrum Award-winning cutter Mark Kaufman, this rich red gem is an impressive oval that has remarkable presence in person and more internal brightness than you would expect for often-sleepy rhodochrosite gems. The polish is amazing, highly glassy. Another top quality collector's stone suitable for any sophisticated collector or a rough-and-cut display. Clean and bright and an excellent value in today's market.