Fluorite (cut gem)
Huanggang mines, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Gems and Jewelry, 2.0 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm
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This is an elegantly faceted pink Fluorite gem nicely faceted gem rough from the August 26-28, 2019 find at the Huanggang mines in China. It is a lovely rich pink color that is totally gemmy throughout, which is remarkable for such a large faceted Fluorite from this discovery. Most had strong inclusions of hedenbergite and a fibrous mineral (assumed to be actinolite) within. This piece is clean, except for those actinolite fibers which are very clearly delineated and actually part of what makes this particular stone interesting. They are discrete and fine, not just "messy" inside as are many others. It is a complex, cushion cut that has a myriad of facets on both the crown and table to catch and reflect light from every angle. Fluorite is a challenge to facet due to the minerals relatively low hardness, so tremendous care must be taken when cutting the rough material to fabricate it into a lovely stone such as this. This beauty is 59.10 carats and has extremely rich color, about the best you can get from this find.