Bustamite is a rare manganese calcium silicate, and the specimens from South Africa are sought after for their lapidary value. Typically the South African Bustamites are pink, but this stone has a noticeable orange hue, and is certainly more translucent than many other Bustamites I have seen (most are closer to opaque). This Octagon cut gem really glows in the sunlight like a pastel color Rhodochrosite. This is the first Bustamite stone that I have had to offer for sale in years, so don't miss out. A great gem to add to rare stone suite or a collection of South African gems.
Locality: Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Weight: 1.11 cts
Size: 7.90 x 5.18 mm
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.
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
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