Axinite-(Fe) (rough and cut set)
Puiva, Saranpaul, Tyumenskaya Oblast, Prepolar Ural, Russia
Miniature, 3.4 x 2.3 x 0.9 cm (Crystal), 1.89 ct (Gem)
3.4 x 2.3 x 0.9 cm (Specimen); 1.89 carats; 7.83 mm (Gem) - A fantastic clove colored "Round Brilliant" cut stone of Axinite-(Fe) with excellent internal clarity and lively color. Due to the pleochroic nature of the species, the stone is large enough to show a directional color change when it's rotated in the light. The other half of the pair is a classic "wedge" shaped crystal with broad, smooth, lustrous faces and excellent gemminess. The piece is in really good condition with only the slightest bit of edge wear. A great example of this contemporary classic material that came out in the mid 1990s.