Freiberg, Mittelsachsen, Saxony, Germany
Miniature, 3.2 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm
Ex. Joe Jelks
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This is an aesthetic, elongated specimen of lustrous, metallic, dark gray stephanite. It is also from the area in Germany where stephanite was first described, and this is a textbook style and shape, the kind you see in old books from the 1800s on silver specimens! German stephanite is still the gold standard, they are just so rare that we hardly see them outside of old museum collections and books. This antique specimen has a stylish look and feel to it that makes it look antique and beautiful at the same time, and is a dramatic, competition-level thumbnail specimen. From the important thumbnail collection of Joe Jelks, which sold some years ago.