This is a very 3-dimensional and colorful specimen with a wonderful deep neon, sparkly green color characteristic of the high chromium content found here in the garnets. The garnet is amassed in a 3-dimensional ,thick aggregate of small crystals, individually brilliant and beautiful under a scope but really very small to the eye. There are tiny diopside needles with the garnets by way of accent. THIS IS RARE MATERIAL FROM A NOW CLOSED LOCALITY!
ex. Irv Brown
ex. Keith Proctor
THis is a superb miniature showing off very large and bright grossular garnets from a locality that, sadly, is now closed. These crystals reach 2 cm in size and are intricately faceted with receding crystal planes so that you see a lot of sparkle off of the faces. The isolated nature of the crystals, combined with the diopside crystallized matrix as background, makes this a really special piece as most of these larger garnets are simply on flat and boring matrix in comparison. This piece is really all the more special now that the locality is forever closed, and these classics shoudl only go up in value over time.
This specimen exhibits classic aesthetics for the locality. Small but superb crystal! . A transparent orange garnet is perched on a lustrous greenish-gray crystal of diopside. The garnet measures .5 cm across and it is absolutely perfect.
A well cut, exceptionally deep-green oval cut of very rare size. The largest of the intensely deep green stones of this lot. This stone would make a spectacular piece of custom jewelry, or have strong presence in a display case for a rough-and-cut set. Highly recommend for the sophisticated collection; or investment stash of gemstones. 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm . $1900/ct
This cushion cut has excellent size and proportions, which yields a very brilliant stone. Its neon-like green color is lighter than the darkest available material, but many people prefer it because it gives a more lively stone -- perfect as a one-of-a-kind ring stone. 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm. $1500/ct
This is a highly desirable stone for its outstanding quality and popular oval cut. Because of the saturated neon-like green color, it is one of the brightest stones in the lot. You can see this beautiful attention-getter sparkling from across the room! One of our favorites in the size range and ideal for any jewelry application. 1.0 x 0.8 x 1.0 cm .3.38 carats. $1500/ct
A very cute and extremely affordable elongated cushion cut. While it is smaller compared to others in the lot, the size is excellent for the species. The color combined with the unusual cut make it a special stone. 0.9 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm. 2.50 carats. $900/ct
This is one exceptional gem and another of our favorites in the size range! A gorgeous and extremely bright, neon-green round. Round cuts are in high demand for their exquisite symmetry and ability to fit into any type of jewelry. The color and cut look phenomenal in even lower lighting conditions. However on close inspection, this stone has unusual whitish striations inside that show with the camera. 0.9 x 0.5 cm. 2.92 carats.. $1000/ct
This is a bright stone of a saturated, deep green color. What makes it so special is the unusual but quite attractive and rarely seen marquise style cut. The stone’s proper proportions make it lively and a standout. The only marquise cut available at this time in our lot. SUPERB QUALITY and a lot of PRESENCE for the size!.1.1 x 1.4 x 0.5 cm. 2.89 carats. $1900/ct
One the most important, investment-grade stones in the lot. Tremendous eye appeal due to the exceptionally bright trilliant (“triangular brilliant”) cut and lovely, even color of a high intensity. It also represents a superb value for the size and quality because stones at or over 4 carats are hard to come by in this quality. Stunning in a jewelry setting, this is also one of teh best cut trilliants our source has had in years. 1.3 cm across, and 4.8 carats. $2000/ct
One the “flashiest” stones in the lot. Tremendous eye appeal due to the exceptionally bright trilliant (“triangular brilliant”) cut and lovely, even color. It also represents a superb value for the size and quality. Another stone well suited for jewelry or just display. 1 x 1 x 0.6 thanks, 2.10 carats. $1500/ct
Arguably the most impressive and important stone of the lot -- an absolutely beautiful gem with unbelievable presence in person. The neon-green color is evenly saturated and appears deepened by the excellent oval cut. Not too dark (though dark is technically good in investment tsavorites!) and not too light (which some people prefer for jewelry uses), we can only describe this stone as a ï¿½screamer.ï¿½ A significant stone: This is a superb display specimen of excellent size and would make an incredible piece of jewelry. Irreplaceable at this price from our source, and a tremendous value for the price. 1.1 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm. 6.24 carats . $1600/ct. Stones of this quality and size are exceedingly rare on the market now
This large stone has simply glorious color in a brilliant oval cut. This is the baby sister to the 6.24 carat beauty above. Together they would make an incredible pair for a ring and pendant ensemble. But by itself, this gem is a stunner. One of our overall favorites for its sheer visual impact and quality of material. Specimens like this are rarely available and in high demand by knowledgeable collectors. 1.1 x 0.8 x 1.1 cm . 4.60 carats . $1900/ct
It is shocking the degree of sparkle this little gem has -- it simply “pops.” This affordable specimen also has gorgeous, deeper green color. It is a perfect stone for the collector looking for a top quality stone without going into the double-digit carat range. 0.9 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm. 1.72 carats. $1500/ct
This is a handsome, regal looking deeper green gem. Nicely saturated in color and the cut is well proportioned. The deeper color is rare, but this is a chance to acquire a fine cut in an affordable and nice sized example. This one would make a beautiful ring stone! 0.9 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm. 2.32 carats. $1900/ct
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