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Ice blue-green polar feldspar gemstone from Kenya. It is precision faceted into a stunningly brilliant oval cut. This fine gem is a clear, icy aqua blue-green that will turn heads. This material which I've nicknamed "polar feldspar" is a very rare find of transparent blue-green feldspar.

The amazingly clear and sparkly stones are very difficult to photograph because they reflect everything around them. In the case of this stone, I was surrounded by green foliage, so all of the photos picked up a warmer green cast than the stone actually has. It's lighter, cooler in color, and more gorgeous in person.

Feldspars are the mineral family responsible for Oregon sunstone and bytownite, and make for stunning faceted gemstones when found in transparent enough forms. As far as I know, I am the only online source for these rare gems.

Ethical fine jewelry for the discerning client; your buying choices can make you look and feel beautiful while having a positive impact on the world we live in.

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About Distinction Jewelry Fair Trade
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I am a US broker for quality fair trade gemstones and rough from Kenya, and also offer a variety of fine mineral specimens and rough from other locations around the world including the United States. My fair trade items contain gems that either:

1. I am brokering for small dealers in Kenya or other countries. These gems have been entrusted to me to bring to market for fair prices in the US. When you buy one of these gems, or jewelry containing them, I immediately send 50% of the purchase price of the gem to the dealer. Not some tiny amount of the sale that constitutes a "fair wage" as paid by some so-called fair trade organizations - but an actual 50/50 share.

These stones come straight from small local operations and your purchase will mean a great deal to them. You will be a direct supporter of small, hard-working individual business owners in a country where the average per capita income is under US $800 per year.

2. Were purchased as rough at fair prices from the miner, or from a dealer very close to the source, and cut under my control by individuals or small business employees paid fair wages. For example, I might buy a piece of Oregon blue opal rough from the man who collected it and pried it out of the host rock right here in my state, and send it to a faceting artist here in the US for cutting. As another example, I might purchase a rough aquamarine from the local mining community on the ground in Namibia, bring it home to the US with me, and have it cut.

The actual jewelry making is all done by me, using recycled precious metals. I am unusually involved in the origins of my gemstones and will not sell anything I suspect was produced under unfair trade conditions. The difference in my fair trade section is that I have had enough personal control over the entire process to be *certain* that fair trade principles were respected.

The buying power of my small but successful business goes to support other small businesses in the US and abroad; the trickle-down effect of the money you spend at Distinction Jewelry has a positive impact on many people.

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Shipping
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Your purchase will ship within 1-2 weeks; please contact me ahead of time if you need it faster and I'll let you know whether I can meet your deadline or not :) Loose gems are kept in secure storage and I will need to fetch them from the bank before I can get them to you. Jewelry items are usually made to order for you and require a certain amount of lead time before shipping.

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Gem Details and Specifications
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Size: 10.9x8.5mm
Weight: 3.38 carats
Origin: Kenya
Treatments: None
AGTA treatment code: N
Special care notes: Avoid sudden temperature changes.

This is a genuine, naturally occurring gemstone. It is not lab grown, manmade, synthetic, or a composite, CZ, or imitation. If you're tired of the fine print and misleading marketing, you've found the right site.

A short supply chain means that if we say a gem is untreated, we are 100% sure that it is, indeed, untreated. When one buys a parcel of gems that has already circled the globe a couple of times, it's harder to know their history.

Gem ID # BS 02

FAIR TRADE Polar Feldspar, Ice Blue-Green Loose Faceted Gemstone - Precision Cut Oval - Free Gift Wrapping

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Overview

  • Materials: stone, rock, precision cuting, feldspar, blue feldspar, green feldspar, aqua feldspar, polar feldspar
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  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
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