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Very Rare Faceted Vivid Gem WILLEMITE - New Jersey
Very-Rare-Faceted-Vivid-Gem-WILLEMITE-New-Jersey
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Sep 23, 2013 16:57:16 PDT
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US $250.00
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Item location:
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

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Last updated on  Jul 09, 2012 16:05:13 PDT  View all revisions

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Willemite is a scarce zinc mineral that is sometimes found in rough that is gemmy enough to be faceted.  The absolute top examples come from the famed deposits around Franklin, New Jersey.  The stones are notable for their vivid greenish-yellow bodycolor which is almost unique in the gem world.  Perhaps even more impressive is the almost unbelievable fluorescence that these stones are capable of.  Take a look at the second photo, this is the stone just touched with a small keychain UV light - the photo has not been altered, that is the actual level of fluorescence present in this stone.  This stone is an exceptionally good example of the material - extremely gemmy and well cut.  There are just a few light inclusions confined to one side of the gem - these are typically moderately to heavily included.  And the fluorescence is, of course, astonishing!  Superb collection piece, great for the collector of US rarities.

This gem is completely natural and untreated.  Willemite has a hardness of 5 1/2 on the Moh's scale and suited to a limited use in jewelry.  

                        

Weight:  0.13 ct.                                  Clarity:  Very Slightly Included

Measurements:  3.8 x 2.5mm                       Treatments:  None

The Gem Trader is owned and operated by a GIA Graduate Gemologist whose interest is in rare and unusual colored stones.  We strive to obtain the best material and make it available to collectors and custom jewelry designers at reasonable prices - both in our auctions and one our website.  We invite you to have a look around the internet at rare stone prices and you'll see how difficult it is obtain these stones at decent prices.  Please have a look at our other auctions for some great pieces this week.

Our return policy is simple - you have 7 days no questions asked.  We are located in the US, so there are no complex procedures to follow.  We want you to be happy with your purchase.  Please feel free to ask any additional questions and note that we are happy to combine purchases to save on shipping costs.

International bidders are welcome - we ship USPS Global Priority Mail at a charge of $17.00

 

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