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Grandidierite, faceted, Madagascar. 6.13 carats. ** Price reduced **

Grandidierite, faceted, Madagascar. 6.13 carats. ** Price reduced **

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$650.00

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Overview

  • Craft type: Jewelry making
  • Carat weight: 6.13
  • Faceted: Yes
  • Lab created: No
  • Material: Grandidierite
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Description

An extremely rare translucent bluish-green Grandidierite gemstone from Madagascar.

Grandidierite was first discovered in Andrahomana, southern Madagascar in 1902 and is named for the French naturalist and explorer Alfred Grandidier (1836-1920).
This translucent green Magnesium-Aluminium Borosilicate (Mg,Fe2+)Al3(BO4)(SiO4)O) occurs as crystal aggregates, the green colour depending on the proportion of iron.

Until recently, Grandidierite was considered one of the rarest and most highly prized collector minerals on Earth, with faceted gems of any weight being extreme rarities and selling at very high prices.
However, a recent find in Madagascar has yielded some relatively large gem quality crystals, a few of which have been faceted into gemstones.

While the size of the deposit is uncertain and may already be depleted, it gives collectors the opportunity to own a gemstone which would have previously commanded an enormous price tag at a relatively reasonable cost.

This exceptionally fine gem is from the recent find and is of excellent quality, with good translucency and virtually no visible blemishes other than a single small chip.


weight: 6.13 carats
shape: Mixed pear shape cut, checkerboard pavillion.
dimensions: 15.21 x 9.41 x 7.44 mm
treatment: None

Item ref : RGRD05

All images are of the gemstone on offer here and were taken by Gemgazer.
An extremely rare translucent bluish-green Grandidierite gemstone from Madagascar.

Grandidierite was first discovered in Andrahomana, southern Madagascar in 1902 and is named for the French naturalist and explorer Alfred Grandidier (1836-1920).
This translucent green Magnesium-Aluminium Borosilicate (Mg,Fe2+)Al3(BO4)(SiO4)O) occurs as crystal aggregates, the green colour depending on the proportion of iron.

Until recently, Grandidierite was considered one of the rarest and most highly prized collector minerals on Earth, with faceted gems of any weight being extreme rarities and selling at very high prices.
However, a recent find in Madagascar has yielded some relatively large gem quality crystals, a few of which have been faceted into gemstones.

While the size of the deposit is uncertain and may already be depleted, it gives collectors the opportunity to own a gemstone which would have previously commanded an enormous price tag at a relatively reasonable cost.

This exceptionally fine gem is from the recent find and is of excellent quality, with good translucency and virtually no visible blemishes other than a single small chip.


weight: 6.13 carats
shape: Mixed pear shape cut, checkerboard pavillion.
dimensions: 15.21 x 9.41 x 7.44 mm
treatment: None

Item ref : RGRD05

All images are of the gemstone on offer here and were taken by Gemgazer.

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