Hemimorphite (Rare Blue Color)
Gems and Jewelry, 9.0 x 4.0 mm; 0.82 carats
M'Fouati, Brazzaville, Congo
A beautiful and certainly uncommon vibrant blue Hemimorphite gem from the renowned copper deposits in the Congo. Typically, Hemimorphite is colorless, and with that said, stones are very few and far between. I have only seen such rich blue Hemimorphite like this from a few world localities. The important aspect of this stone is the fact that it is NOT opaque, but actually translucent! The stone has a "Rectangle" and even in low light, the intense blue hue truly stands out. A rare and beautiful little stone.