Small Cabinet, 5.6 x 2.8 x 1.9 cm
Bor Pit (Boron Pit; Bor Quarry), Dal'negorsk B deposit, Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche), Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Danburite of this quality is rare from Dalnegorsk, even after all these years of specimen production. I am told they are older material. This crystal stands as one of the best I have seen, with the unique dark sherry color tha tmakes danburite from this locality unique to my knowledge anyhow. Here we have a stunning pair: a large, deep amber-colored danburite crystal showing perfect and unusually equant stereotypical crystal form, with perfect symmetry and a super-gemmy top that contains tons of gem rough (ouch!); along with a beautiful danburite gemstone cut from this same material from Dalnegorsk. You can display them side-by-side in your case as perfect rough and cut pair. The danburite is worth the price - the stone is basically a throw-in, to my mind (though it HAS to be worth a coupla hundred on its own, I'd think?!) 5.6 x 2.8 x 1.9 cm Cut Gem, 5.48 carats, 1.3 x 1 cm