24.70ct IOLITE CABOCHON WITH SCHILLER FLECK EFFECT

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Dimensions (mm) 32 x 18 x 4mm
Weight (carats) 24.7 carats
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IOLITE HAS BEEN KNOWN AS ‘WATER-SAPPHIRE’ AND ‘VIKINGS COMPASS’ AND WAS USEFUL IN THE DAYS OF THE VIKINGS WHEN THE SUN OVER HEAD WOULD BE VIEWED IN THE STONE, USING ITS STRONG PLEOCHROISM - THE GEM BY ITS STRUCTURE COULD HELP THEM DETERMINE THE DIRECTION OF THE POLARISATION OF THE SKY OVERHEAD. IOLITE VARIES IN COLOR AND THIS ONE IS ALMOST DARK GREY WITH A HINT OF VIOLET. ITS FASCINATING PROPERTIES INCLUDE SPARKLING MINUTE PLATELETS OF SUNSTONE THAT FLASH WHEN THE LIGHT GREETS THEM. IOLITE IS SLIGHTLY HARDER THAN QUARTZ AND A VARIETY OF FELDSPAR. THIS PIECE EXHIBITS A BEAUTIFUL AVENTURESCENCE - WITH A SCHILLER EFFECT IN MAINLY SILVERY PLATELETS WITH INCLUSIONS. IT HAS A STRONG PLEOCHROISM BEING DARK GREY ON ONE AXIS AND ALMOST COLORLESS BROWN ON ANOTHER.

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THIS LOVELY GEM IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF MULTI COLOR SCHILLER FLAKES IN IOLITE - IT IS SPECIMEN QUALITY ONLY AND HAS SOME SURFACE PITS/BLEMISHES AND INCLUSIONS ETC (SEE PHOTOS) AND RANDOM SCHILLER DEPENDING ON THE LIGHT SOURCE. GREAT FOR THE COLLECTION.

Origin - Africa

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Bid Increment $1.00
Starting Bid $28.00
Auction ID 695124
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Starts 24th Sep 2017 7:17pm PDT
Ends 25th Sep 2017 7:12pm PDT

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