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Worldwide Gemstones

Here is an assortment of fine gestones with various materials from around the world.


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Elbaite Tourmaline from Nigeria [./newmixgem6112/tournige320a.jpg] Elbaite Tourmaline from Nigeria [./newmixgem6112/tournige320b.jpg]

Gemstone # TOURNIGE320
Name: Elbaite Tourmaline
Locality: Nigeria
Weight: 3.20 carats
Size: 10.30 x 7.61 mm
Price per Carat: $ 150.00 SOLD
Price For Stone: $ 480.00 SOLD
      Cut: Concave Emerald
Color: Pink/Purple
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut by Us: No
Availability: sold

Comments:

A stunning concave emerald shape cut Nigerian Tourmaline. A mix of pink and purple colors flash brilliantly throughout the enitre stone making it a gorgeous gem for jewelry.

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Elbaite Tourmaline from Nigeria [./newmixgem6112/tournige085a.jpg] Elbaite Tourmaline from Nigeria [./newmixgem6112/tournige085b.jpg] Elbaite Tourmaline from Nigeria [./newmixgem6112/tournige085c.jpg]

Gemstone # TOURNIGE085
Name: Elbaite Tourmaline
Locality: Nigeria
Weight: 0.85 carats
Size: 6.99 x 5.07 mm
Price per Carat: $ 150.00 SOLD
Price For Stone: $ 127.50 SOLD
      Cut: Oval
Color: Pink/Purple
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut by Us: No
Availability: sold

Comments:

A flashy oval shape Tourmaline with great clarity and excellent staturation of color.

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Elbaite Tourmaline from Brazil [./newmixgem6112/tourbraz468a.jpg] Elbaite Tourmaline from Brazil [./newmixgem6112/tourbraz468b.jpg] Elbaite Tourmaline from Brazil [./newmixgem6112/tourbraz468c.jpg]

Gemstone # TOURBRAZ468
Name: Elbaite Tourmaline
Locality: Brazil
Weight: 4.68 carats
Size: 13.45 x 7.85 mm
Price per Carat: $ 100.00 SOLD
Price For Stone: $ 468.00 SOLD
      Cut: Concave Emerald
Color: Green
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut by Us: No
Availability: sold

Comments:

An emerald shape, concave cut Tourmaline gemstone from Brazil. This gem is truly dazziling with deep green color dancing thoughout the stone making it fantastic for jewelry.

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Copper-Bearing Elbaite Tourmaline from Mozambique [./newmixgem6112/tourmoz229a.jpg] Copper-Bearing Elbaite Tourmaline from Mozambique [./newmixgem6112/tourmoz229b.jpg]

Gemstone # TOURMOZ229
Name: Copper-Bearing Elbaite Tourmaline
Locality: Mozambique
Weight: 2.29 carats
Size: 9.23 x 7.97 mm
Price per Carat: $ 150.00
Price For Stone: $ 343.50
      Cut: Heart
Color: Purple/Red
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut by Us: No
Availability: Available

Comments:

This is a stunning heart shape Copper-bearing Tourmaline. The clarity and vibrance of this beautiful gem are truly breathtaking.  This material is highly valued for it's Copper content, which in some instances has earned it the name "Paraiba" in allusion to the famous Copper-bearing Tourmalines from Paraiba, Brazil. 

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Sapphire from Sri Lanka [./newmixgem6112/sappsri114a.jpg] Sapphire from Sri Lanka [./newmixgem6112/sappsri114b.jpg]

Gemstone # SAPPSRI114
Name: Sapphire
Locality: Sri Lanka
Weight: 1.14 carats
Size: 6.63 x 5.39 mm
Price per Carat: $ 250.00 SOLD
Price For Stone: $ 285.00 SOLD
      Cut: Heart
Color: Deep Blue
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut by Us: No
Availability: sold

Comments:

This stone has been heated to achive a beautiful, rich, deep blue color that is simply stunning.

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Sapphire from Sri Lanka [./newmixgem6112/sappsri156a.jpg] Sapphire from Sri Lanka [./newmixgem6112/sappsri156b.jpg]

Gemstone # SAPPSRI156
Name: Sapphire
Locality: Sri Lanka
Weight: 1.56 carats
Size: 9.32 x 6.70 mm
Price per Carat: $ 200.00 SOLD
Price For Stone: $ 312.00 SOLD
      Cut: Pear
Color: Baby Blue
Clarity: VVS
Cut by Us: No
Availability: sold

Comments:

This is a very bright, baby blue gemstone with a lovely pear cut, very pretty!

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Spinel from Tanzania [./newmixgem6112/spintan050a.jpg] Spinel from Tanzania [./newmixgem6112/spintan050b.jpg]

Gemstone # SPINTAN050
Name: Spinel
Locality: Tanzania
Weight: 0.50 carats
Size: 4.62 mm
Price per Carat: $ 300.00
Price For Stone: $ 150.00
      Cut: Cushion
Color: Pink
Clarity: VVS
Cut by Us: No
Availability: Available

Comments:

This is a very bright, bubblegum pink colored gem with a gorgeous cushion cut and wonderful flash.

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Bastnaesite from Pakistan [./newmixgem6112/bastpak054a.jpg] Bastnaesite from Pakistan [./newmixgem6112/bastpak054b.jpg] Bastnaesite from Pakistan [./newmixgem6112/bastpak054c.jpg]

Gemstone # BASTPAK054
Name: Bastnaesite
Locality: Pakistan
Weight: 0.54 carats
Size: 4.31 mm
Price per Carat: $ 300.00
Price For Stone: $ 162.00
      Cut: Trillion
Color: Color Change Green to Orange
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut by Us: No
Availability: Available

Comments:

Bastnaesite is an unusual rare earth mineral.  The best gem rough comes from Pakistan. This stone does a beautiful color change from green in fluorescent light to orange in sunlight which is a rare phenomenon to find in a stone as few gems can perform such a notable change in color in different lighting.

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Triplite from Pakistan [./newmixgem6112/trippak015a.jpg] Triplite from Pakistan [./newmixgem6112/trippak015b.jpg]

Gemstone # TRIPPAK015
Name: Triplite
Locality: Pakistan
Weight: 0.15 carats
Size: 3.30 mm
Price per Carat: $ 150.00
Price For Stone: $ 22.50
      Cut: Round
Color: Orange
Clarity: VS
Cut by Us: No
Availability: Available

Comments:

Triplite is considered rare and is typically opaque, so gem rough is very hard to come by.   Some of the best gem grade Triplite rough comes from Pakistan. This bright orange, very slightly included gemstone will make a nice addition to any collection without going over budget.

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Clinohumite from Afghanistan [./newmixgem6112/clinohumafgh097a.jpg] Clinohumite from Afghanistan [./newmixgem6112/clinohumafgh097b.jpg]

Gemstone # CLINOHUMAFGH097
Name: Clinohumite
Locality: Afghanistan
Weight: 0.97 carats
Size: 7.36 x 5.59 mm
Price per Carat: $ 75.00
Price For Stone: $ 72.75
      Cut: Oval
Color: Red
Clarity: SI
Cut by Us: No
Availability: Available

Comments:

Clinohumite is a relatively uncommon silicate that RARELY forms gemmy enough crystals with good color for faceting. This particular stone is a deep red color gem that is slightly included and has an oval cut. This material is extremely difficult to find now on today's market. Don't miss this opportunity to add this great rarity to your collection.

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Titanite / Sphene from Pakistan [./newmixgem6112/sphenepak041a.jpg] Titanite / Sphene from Pakistan [./newmixgem6112/sphenepak041b.jpg]

Gemstone # SPHENEPAK041
Name: Titanite / Sphene
Locality: Pakistan
Weight: 0.41 carats
Size: 4.59 mm
Price per Carat: $ 150.00 SOLD
Price For Stone: $ 61.50 SOLD
      Cut: Round
Color: Green/Orange w/ Color Flash
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut by Us: No
Availability: sold

Comments:

Tinanite, also know as "Sphene. Sphene is unique because it is a gemstone with a high light dispersion showing off a brilliant color flash. This round cut, eye clean gem has a bright, beautiful yellow-green to orange color.

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Titanite / Sphene from Pakistan [./newmixgem6112/sphenepak046a.jpg] Titanite / Sphene from Pakistan [./newmixgem6112/sphenepak046b.jpg]

Gemstone # SPHENEPAK046
Name: Titanite / Sphene
Locality: Pakistan
Weight: 0.46 carats
Size: 4.63 mm
Price per Carat: $ 150.00 SOLD
Price For Stone: $ 69.00 SOLD
      Cut: Round
Color: Green/Orange w/ Color Flash
Clarity: VVS
Cut by Us: No
Availability: sold

Comments:

Tinanite, also know as "Sphene. Sphene is unique because it is a gemstone with a high light dispersion showing off a brilliant color flash. This round cut, eye clean gen has a bright, beautiful yellow-green to orange color.

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Titanite / Sphene from Pakistan [./newmixgem6112/sphenepak044a.jpg] Titanite / Sphene from Pakistan [./newmixgem6112/sphenepak044b.jpg]

Gemstone # SPHENEPAK044
Name: Titanite / Sphene
Locality: Pakistan
Weight: 0.44 carats
Size: 4.57 mm
Price per Carat: $ 150.00 SOLD
Price For Stone: $ 66.00 SOLD
      Cut: Round
Color: Green/Orange w/ Color Flash
Clarity: VVS
Cut by Us: No
Availability: sold

Comments:

Tinanite, also know as "Sphene. Sphene is unique because it is a gemstone with a high light dispersion showing off a brilliant color flash. This round cut, eye clean gen has a bright, beautiful yellow-green to orange color.

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Danburite from Mexico [./newmixgem6112/danmex523a.jpg] Danburite from Mexico [./newmixgem6112/danmex523b.jpg]

Gemstone # DANMEX523
Name: Danburite
Locality: Mexico
Weight: 5.23 carats
Size: 11.20 mm
Price per Carat: $ 50.00
Price For Stone: $ 261.50
      Cut: Portuguese Round
Color: Colorless
Clarity: VVS
Cut by Us: No
Availability: Available

Comments:

Large Danburite gemstones are relatively uncommon and good quality stones are hard to find in todays market.  This large gem is a well faceted Portuguese round with very, very slight inclusions.   Danburite gemstones have a vivid bright white "sparkle" that glows giving this gem incedible brilliance.

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