Grandiderite, 2.095ct, very nice light blue stone in oval cut!!!

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 9.98 x 7.97 x 3.85mm
Weight (carats) 2.095 carats
No Treatment
Clarity (SI)

Grandidierite is a mineral that was first discovered in 1902 in southern Madagascar. The mineral was named in honor of French explorer Alfred Grandidier (1836–1912) who studied the natural history of Madagascar.

A rather rare mineral, blue-green grandidierite is seldom seen in gem or jewelry collections. Translucent material is sometimes cut into cabochons. Faceted pieces are rare. As cabochons, translucent grandidierite can range from 1 to 10 carats and up to about one inch in size. Most material is generally opaque.[citation needed]

Since its discovery in 1902, most grandidierite used as a gem has been translucent. Recent discoveries of transparent material in Sri Lanka (around 2000) and a new deposit in Madagascar (2014) have resulted in faceted gemstones.

Grandidierites appear bluer in color the more iron (Fe) they contain. A recently discovered gemstone, blue ominelite is the Fe-analogue (Fe, Mg) to grandidierite (Mg, Fe).

Grandidierites display strong trichroic pleochroism. That means they can show three different colors depending on the viewing angle: dark blue-green, colorless (sometimes a very light yellow), or dark green.

While trichroism can usually help distinguish grandidierites from other gems, lazulites can occur with blue-green colors and show colorless/blue/dark blue pleochroism. They also appear cabbed and, more rarely, faceted. Nevertheless, lazulites have somewhat higher refractive indices and specific gravity. Grandidierites also have greater hardness.



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Auction ID 1406138
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Starts 2nd Feb 2021 1:24pm PST
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