Magnificent Benitoite - in it's full suite of five colors

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 3.9 x 3.97 x 2.46mm
Weight (carats) 0.12 carats

 

 

 Gem  100% Natural Earth Mined Benitoite

 Clarity ~ Transparent (see table below)

 Cut / Shape ~ Round Brilliant Facet

 Colour ~ Dark Violet Blue to colourless

 Treatment ~ None 

 Lustre ~ Adamantine

 Moh’s ~ 6 - 6.5

 RI (Sparkle Factor)~ 1.757-1.804

 Origin ~ San Benito mine,  California

 

Benitoite is one of the rarest Gemstones on earth

Gem quality Benitoite was found in one place on earth,

a small area in the San Benito county California. The mine

ceased operations in 2006 but remains open to hobbyists

& tourists who pay a daily fee to screen material from the 

mine.

What Gem Quality material the mine in San Benito produced

was beautiful had an RI of 1.757 - 1.804 and greater dispersion

than that of the Diamond.The San Benito mine in California  

produced the only Gem Quality material in Benitoite.

Even in its days of Peak Production, only a small amount of

Gem Quality Material was able to be produced in San Benito

Gem Quality material over a Quarter of a carat was always

scarce but here - we have some and slightly over a quarter

of a carat and Certified also.

Insurance for your Gem is included with this Gem

 

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postage and Handling are complimentary (free)

you’ll receive tracking numbers

 

 

 

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