Gems and Jewelry, 6.8 mm; 0.48 carats
Utah, USA
This rare oxide is almost never seen in cut stones, and for any rare stone collector I can't imagine that you'd want to pass up this chance to add a very rare cut stone like this to your collection. The stone itself it opaque, but it's a very hard to find gem of a rare species that is not often faceted. This stone would fit in very well amongst a black" stone collection. It might be small, but you'd be hard pressed to find another one. Most rare gem dealers don't even have a piece of this material to cut let alone to offer for sale in the finished product. This is one of the very few facetted Bixbyite stones that I've seen. A nice gem for a good price that will allow you cross one off your checklist of rare stones.