Milarite (rough and cut set)
Jaguaracu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Thumbnail, 1.4 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm (Crystal), 1.38 ct (Gem)
1.4 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm (Specimen); 1.38 carats; 7.86 mm x 5.44 mm (Gem) - This is the best color for Milarite, from an old classic locale which we hardly see anything from today. And, to have a matched rough and cut set from the same locality is a worthwhile acquisition. The stone has an "Emerald" cut, and is gemmy/translucent for all intents and purposes, but not 100% gem quality. The specimen features a brilliant yellowish-green hexagonal crystal measuring 1.1 cm.