Gem quality Sphalerite is found around the world in virtually every color of the rainbow except for blue and purple. Arguably, the finest GREEN Sphalerites are those from the Madan Ore Field in Bulgaria. This area has produced some of the world's most intense green gems, with larger stones and excellent clarity. This particular stone was cut by Allyce Kosnar of Kosnar Gem Co in August of 2017 and shows a rich green hue that is highlighted by flashes of yellow, blue-green, gold and orange. Due to the high refractive index of Sphalerite, the material will dance with color under strong lighting. This stone probably looks best in direct sunlight, but any strong light will show off the color well. My favorite aspect of the stone is that it shows the highly sought after CHROME GREEN color that is virtually unseen in Sphalerite. It's so green that it actually has a blue tinge to it, if that makes sense. This is the finest hue for Sphalerite from any world locality, and this gem is LOADED with it! It was a difficult stone to photograph, and I really think it looks better in person. A fantastic, brilliant collector quality gem with a custom cut from this famous ore deposit in Bulgaria.
**Cut by Allyce Kosnar of Kosnar Gem Co.
Locality: Septemvri mine, Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Weight: 1.73 cts
Size: 7.66 mm
Cut: Mumble Brilliant
Clarity: Very Very Slightly Included
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