Epidote In Quartz 14 x 13 mm Square Cut Highly Polished Gemstone Cabachon Weighs 14.50 Carats-Green Needle-Like Inclusions-VERY RARE STONE
Sometines, other crystals will find their way into newly forming crystals of quartz (while still in the molten state) before it solidifies creating some spectacular and unique gemstones. Sometimes it is "schorl" (black tourmaline needles). Other times it can be pyrite (fool's gold) or actinolite needles that get trapped in the quartz. Depending on the geological conditions present in a particular region of the world, there is an almost endless variety of "crystals in quartz" or "crystals in crystals". In this case, these needles are a unique green color. These green needles are crystals of the gemstone "epidote", also known as "pistacite". They look exactly like blades of Kentucky green grass but they are inorganic rather than organic in origin.
There are only two sources in the world where you can find "epidote needles in quartz" that is of a high enough quality to make jewelry with. These sources are Madagascar and Brazil. And like just about every other gemstone that has formed in Brazil, it usually has the highest quality and is known worldwide as the "star gemstone country of the world".
With its unique appearance and contrast between the colorless quartz and the "Kentucky green grass" color of the epidote, it is well suited for jewelry making or to simply add to your personal gemstone collection.
This rarity has been cut and highly polished into a square shaped cabochon although the measurements are 14 x 13 x 7 mm actually making it more of a rectangular shape but to the naked eye it appears more like a square shape.
The gemstone weighs a whopping 14.50 carats!
It would make a beautiful pendant, wire wrapping, or even a ring if you like big gemstones. Because of its uniqueness and rarity, it is must own for anybody that is a gemstone collector.
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All items purchased from my shop carry a 30 day warranty. Any item found to be damaged within 30 days of original receipt date will either be replaced (if possible) or a refund given for the full purchase price including shipping costs.
PLEASE NOTE: Items that are deemed to be damaged by improper handling or cleaning on the part of the purchaser are not covered under this warranty.
It is highly advised that you inspect your gemstone or jewelry piece very carefully immediately upon receipt because after the thirty day warranty period expires from the original receipt date, I cannot issue any refunds or exchanges for any purchase of any kind. This is in part due to the large number of attempted scams that force me to strictly adhere to this policy.
I have included some tips and pointers below to aid you in taking better care of your merchandise and specific cleaning techniques to help minimize potential damage occurring to your jewelry or gems.
Many of my gemstone jewelry items can be fragile if not protected from knocks and bumps due to their hardness scores on the Moh's scale. Care must be taken by the buyer to protect against damage especially rings as they are the type of jewelry most susceptible to damage and softer, more brittle gemstones, for example, opals and gemstones with lower Moh's numbers.
Care must also be taken when cleaning certain gemstones. Never use ANY harsh chemicals or ultrasonic cleaning on ANY items purchased from my shop. Using plain mild soap and warm water with an ultra soft toothbrush is the best cleaning method. This will help avoid damage to the gemstones used in creating some of my jewelry items and the gemstones themselves.
If you have any additional questions on how to take care of and protect your specific gemstone or jewelry piece, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be more than happy to share my knowledge with you.
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