310 GRAMS AFGHANITE - RARE SPECIMEN COLLECTORS GEM [DISPL]

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 88 x 65 x 50mm
Weight (carats) 1550 carats
Colors

RARE BLUE AFGHANITE

This is an extremely rare gemstone called Afghanite. As the name suggests it comes from Afghanistan and it shows a beautiful light blue hue.This is a great specimen suitabel for any collection.

This gemstone typically flouresces very bright Orange as can be seen in the pictures.

Weight 310 grams 1550 cts

Size88 x 65 x 50 mm app

Afghanite is a rare and coveted mineral with a striking blue color, first identified in 1968. With a very close resemblance to Lazurite, and occurring together in the same deposits, Afghanite is distinguished by its unique crystal habit. Afghanite is named after its most significant locality in northern Afghanistan.

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Type 1 Gemstones
The following gemstones are typically inclusion free, even minor inclusions detract from their value.
Diamond, Amethyst, Beryls(Aquamarine,Morganite), Citrine, Smoky Quartz, topaz, Chrysoberyl, Kunzite, Tanzanite, green Tourmaline, and Blue Zircon
IF   Internally flawless under extreme magnification (Very rare)
F   Flawless
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
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
F   Flawless
VVS   Minor inclusions under 10x; usually invisible to the unaided eye
VS   Noticeable inclusions under 10x; often invisible to the unaided eye
SI1   Obvious inclusions under 10x; visible to the unaided eye
SI2   Obvious inclusions under 10x; very apparent 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

$750.00 USD

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