Azurite (3 piece rough and cut set)
Thumbnail, 1.6 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm (Crystal), 0.55 ct, 1.24 ct
Emma Mine, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
1.6 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm (Specimen); 0.55 carats; 5.93 mm x 4.57 mm (Faceted) & 1.24 carats; 8.33 mm x 4.99 mm (Cabochon) - A three piece set of rough and cut Azurite with a pair of gems from the Tsumeb Mine, one of which is a very deep midnight blue "Oval" cut cabochon gem along with a "Cut Corner Rectangle" cut gemstone with a deep electric blue color that is seen with strong lighting. The "rough" specimen accompanying the two gems is a "rosette"-shaped of group of the famous pieces from the Emma Mine, Grant County, New Mexico. Azurite is not a common candidate for a rough and cut, as faceted gems in any capacity are seldom seen for the species.