TREASURE GEMS PRESENTS: PERIDOT FROM SPACE!!!
This is an incredible peridot from a pallasite meteroite that contains gem quality peridot in a iron / nickle matrix.
This is what pallasites look like before the peridot is removed:
Pallasite meteorites are very rare. To date only 61 are known with a mere four of those having been observed while falling. According to Natural History Department Director Thomas Lindgren, “Less than 1% of all meteorites are pallasites, the most alluring of allmeteorites due to their aesthetic appeal.” Pallasites - meteorites composed of approximately 50% olivine and peridot crystals and 50% nickel-iron – are thought to be relics of forming planets.
Bid now to win your own piece of an ancient planet!!!
Size: 2.6 x 2.6 mm
Weight: 0.07 cts
|Type 1 Gemstones|
|The following gemstones are typically inclusion free, even minor inclusions detract from their value.|
|Diamond, Amethyst, Beryls(Aquamarine,Morganite), Citrine,, topaz, Chrysoberyl, Kunzite, Tanzanite, green Tourmaline, and Blue Zircon|
|Type 2 Gemstones|
|Gemstones that normally have small inclusions that do not detract from value.|
|Alexandrite, Andalusite, Iolite, Peridot, Rhodolite, Ruby, Sapphire, Spinel, Tourmaline, Garnet, Amethyst, Red Zircon, Tsavorite; Blue, Orange, Purple, Fluorite.Yellow and Parti-colored Tourmaline|
|IF||Internally flawless under extreme magnification (Very rare)|
|VVS||Minute inclusions under 10x; invisible to the unaided eye|
|VS||Minor inclusions under 10x; usually invisible to the unaided eye|
|SI1||Noticeable inclusions under 10x; usually visible to the unaided eye|
|SI2||Noticeable inclusions under 10x; usually quite visible to the unaided eye|
|I1||prominent- moderate affect on appearance or durability|
|I2||prominent - severe affect on appearance or durability|
|I3||prominent- severe affect on beauty, transparency or durability|
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Certified Gemstones: no
Depth: 1.7 mm
Length: 2.6 mm
Width: 2.6 mm
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- QLD, Australia
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Starts April 22, 2014 6:02 PM (PDT)
Ends April 24, 2014 6:00 PM (PDT)
Auction ID 259191
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