Gem: Rhodochrosite Weight: 5.03 cts. Size: 10.02 mm. Color: Red/Orange Clarity: SI Cut: Custom Round Locality: N'Chwaning Mines, South Africa Treatment: None
Here is a fine collector’s quality gemstone! This Rhodochrosite is from the famous N'Chwaning Mines in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. This locality produced some of the finest Rhodochrosite specimens and gemstone in the world. Their iconic red color and sharp scalenohedral crystal forms were highly sought after in the 1970’s and are now prized. The mines did not produce for very long, and all of the material has been moved to private collections. Rarely does a specimen or a gemstone find it’s way back to the market. This stone has that iconic red/orange color that is stunning! The clarity is quite good and it has that misty appearance that is indicative of this material. The stone is a great size being over 5 carats, which is fantastic for this quality. This gemstone is a truly rare treasure and is exceptionally difficult to replace. This stone was faceted by Allyce Kosnar of Kosnar Gem Co., during September 2017. Enjoy!