|Dimensions (mm)||11.1 x 9.09 x 5.55mm|
|Weight (carats)||4.36 carats|
COLOUR YELLOWISH GREEN
CUT CUSHION MIXED
TREATMENT - NONE
Kornerupine is a rare gemstone that was first discovered in Greenland in 1887. It was named after the Danish naturalist, artist and explorer Andreas Nikolaus Kornerup (1857-1883). At one time the mineral was also known as prismatine, since the crystals form in long prisms.
Kornerupine occurs in a number of colors, including white, pink, yellow, brown, green and blue. Most crystals display a strong pleochroism usually from yellowish green to reddish brown. The emerald green and blue colors are the rarest and most valuable. Some translucent to opaque stones display ,CHATOYANCY the CATS EYE EFFECT
With a hardness rating of 6.5 to 7 on the ,MOH SCALEkornerupine is hard enough for jewelry. But since kornerupine is so rare, it is mainly a collector’s stone and is not commonly seen in jewelry. Gem-quality specimens are mainly found in small sizes, usually under 2 carats. Clean stones over 5 carats are very rare.
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