BLUE sheen MOONSTONE, 8.7 mm round Checkerboard Faceted gem, 2.28 carats gemstone, rainbow moonstone, India

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$341.99
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This checkerboard faceted moonstone measures approximately 8.7 x 8.7 x 5.9 mm, and the weight of the stone is 2.28 carats. This rare and beautiful gem originates from material mined in India. It is a perfectly cut gem. Its body color is water clear, with a very faint golden tint. The stone faces up eye clean; held before a light and viewed from the back, a hair-fine inclusion can be seen, and some otherwise invisible tiny specks in the material are just detectable. The growth lines in the crystal are also invisible to an unaided eye.

The gemstone is very bright and vibrant, with a shimmering, ocean blue adularescence, or schiller effect. This is a good sized stone that will make an elegant piece of jewelry. Faceted moonstones of this exceptional quality are exceedingly rare.

We first began purchasing parcels of these amazingly beautiful faceted gemstones from a very reliable and exclusive source over 30 years ago; a relationship that continues to this day, and without whom we would never have access to moonstones of this fine quality. He informed us then that the process of faceting resulted in almost 70% of the rough material going to waste! This may have been acceptable at a time of great abundance, but most all material found these days is cabbed to retain weight, with no attempt made to minimize inclusions.

Faceted moonstone of this quality is virtually impossible to find these days, and we are very fortunate and grateful to be able to obtain these stones, which are cut from vintage rough.

The stone is shown from the front and back. The back of the stone corresponds to the tails side of the coin facing up. Any specks on the surface of the stone are dust particles. The white spots or streaks are reflected light.

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Unless otherwise requested, all international parcels will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail, with tracking. If insurance seems advisable we generally will cover the cost; if warranted, we may request additional funds from the buyer to cover the cost of insuring large orders, or items of very high value.

Yes, we will combine shipping in order to save you money. If possible, please do not pay for an item until you have completed your shopping. If you check out, then find something else, we will issue a refund for any extra shipping charges you may incur. However we often ship immediately upon payment, and may have shipped your order before you make another purchase, in which case we won't be able to combine them. If you feel an item in your cart may sell before you have completed your selections, please let us reserve it for you.

Yes, if you want items reserved, please send us a convo with your request. We are happy to reserve items for up to 14 days....if you need more time let us know - but please don't leave us hanging for too long ;~) If too much time has gone by, we will try to contact you to determine if you still want an item before we take it off reserve. We would much prefer you contact us asap if you change your mind about a reserved item to give others a chance to purchase it.

Yes, if the item does not meet your expectations we will issue a full refund, minus return shipping. If we determine that the item differs substantially from the description, we will cover return shipping as well. To assure the item arrives in good condition, please package and ship items in a secure manner. Please understand that monitors display colors differently, and we cannot be responsible if the color differs slightly from how it appears on your monitor. We strive to represent every item as accurately as possible. We never alter or enhance an item's color or appearance.

Yes, we try to respond to every communication as quickly as possible. We are committed to maintaining a high standard of service to our customers. If you are for any reason unsatisfied with our products or service, please contact us via email or etsy convo prior to leaving a review. We will do everything possible to make you a satisfied customer.

Unless otherwise requested, all international parcels will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail, with tracking. If insurance seems advisable we generally will cover the cost; if warranted, we may request additional funds from the buyer to cover the cost of insuring large orders, or items of very high value.


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