This beautiful Sphalerite has a medium yellow hue with golden-orange highlights, and when you view it under halogen lighting or in sunlight, you can see the bright shimmering splitting of white light into its constituent colors in prisms and rainbows inside the stone due to the good cutting along with the excellent dispersion of the material. The stone is only very very slightly included, which is important for Sphalerite as not only is it a transparent sulfide, which is rare enough, but inclusions are almost always present. The finest gems from Spain are among the cleanest and brightest Sphalerites stones extant. The cut on the stone is called a "Modified Brilliant Rectangle".
Sphalerite is beloved by collectors due to the fact that it has some of the highest dispersion among all non-precious gems. Gem Sphalerite has a refractive index of 2.37 which is just below Diamond, and allows for brilliant refraction of light in well-cut stones, creating small rainbow like interior reflections.
Locality: Las Manforas Mine, Cantabria, Spain
Weight: 0.61 cts
Size: 5.38 mm x 3.66 mm
Cut: Modified Brilliant Rectangle
Color: Yellow-Orange with Multi-Color Flash
Shipping from United States
1-3 business days
Estimated shipping times
- North America : 2 - 5 business days
- Europe : 7 - 14 business days
- Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 10 - 20 business days
- Asia Pacific : 7 - 14 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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Last updated 3 July 2022.
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