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RNC15-008
Apatite and Quarz (rough and cut set)
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 5.8 x 5.3 cm (Crystal), 10.67 ct (Gem)
Panasqueira, Portugal
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6.2 x 5.8 x 5.3 cm (Specimen); 10.67 carat; 15.54 mm x 14.04 mm (Gem) - This is a different kind of rough and cut set because it actually features TWO mineral species associated together in both the specimen and gemstone representations. The specimen of Apatite is from Panasqueira, Portugal and hosts typical hexagonal pale-greenish crystals measuring up to 1.6 cm with good luster and striated faces which is associated with/growing atop translucent Quartz crystals. The gem side of the set is a reverse negative of the specimen as it features a WATER-CLEAR faceted "Cut Corner Triangle" gem of colorless Quartz that is included with a single greenish-blue hexagonal crystal of Apatite frozen inside from Minas Gerais, Brazil. You don't really see sets like this, and it's truly an unusual way of putting together a rough and cut, but I think it's unique and interesting.