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All gems available as of 9/1/14

Rare Gems for September 2014  
7054 Apatite,
Dk Green, 5.86 cts cushion cut measuring 11.8x8.7x6.7 mm, v lt incl, from Brazil. This is one of the finest green apatites we have seen from any location. The color is a rich green without the brown or yellow overtones that are found in green apatites from other locations.
Priced at $30/carat or $175.80/gem
17829 Danburite,
Md Lt Orangish Yellow, 1.63 cts Portuguese round brilliant cut measuring 7.1x5.4 mm, eye clean, from Russia. A very well cut and brilliant gem that is durable enough to be set in jewelry.
Priced at $40/carat or $65.20/gem
18559 Enstatite,
Md Dk Brown, 1.78 cts oval cut measurng 9.2x6.1x4.4 mm, eye clean, from Sri Lanka. An unusual rare gem that is a challenge to cut due to its brittleness.
Priced at $30/carat or $53.40/gem
17847 Jeremejevite,
Colorless, 1.41 cts rectangle step cut measuring 7.1x5.3x4.0 mm, v lt incl, from Burma. A carat size jeremejevite from a new location. First discovered in Namibia there are now gems reported being found in Madagascar, Tajikstan, and Burma.
Priced at $300/carat or $423.00/gem
18378 Kyanite,
Dk Blue, 2.77 cts emerald cut measuring 8.6x7.2x3.8 mm, lt incl, from Nepal. A larger gem for a Nepalese kyanite. This gem displays the dark sapphire blue color that makes them so popular.
Priced at $70/carat or $193.90/gem
18571 Labradorite,
Lt Yellow, 1.71 cts oval cut measuring 11.0x6.3x4.2 mm, eye clean, from Sunstone Knolls, Utah. This gem should be most noted for the location from which it came. Sunstone Knoll is a state recreation area located near Delta, Utah. Anyone who has collected there knows that a piece of rough that would cut a gem of this size is quite rare. John collected the rough from which this gem is cut. The gem is very well cut and eye clean.
Priced at $20/carat or $34.20/gem
18560 Sinhalite,
Md Lt Yellow, 1.96 cts marquise cut measuring 13.4x6.4x3.4 mm, eye clean, from Sri Lanka. An unusual cut for a sinhalite.
Priced at $30/carat or $ $58.80/gem
18569 Sphalerite,
Md Intense Yellowish Orange, 7.11 cts fancy octagon cut measuring 11.2x11.1x7.5 mm, mod incl, from Spain. A bright and intensely colored sphalerite from this classic location.
Priced at $25/carat or $177.75/gem

 

Gallery of Additional Available Rare Gems
20% Discount On All Gems in this section until further notice!

15410 Amblygonite,
Lt Yellow, 6.61 cts leaf cut measuring 17.4x10.4x6.9 mm, eye clean, from Brazil. A well cut gem in this unusual facet pattern.
Priced at $40/carat or $264.40/gem
18128 Analcime,
Colorless, 1.05 cts emerald brilliant cut measuring 7.3x6.0x4.3 mm, hv incl, from Nova Scotia. We purchased a small parcel of analcime rough from Nova Scotia hoping to obtain at least a few small lightly included gems. So far we have been unsuccessful and have only been able to offer moderate to heavily included gems. This is one of the few we have that weigh over a carat.
Priced at $40/carat or $42.00/gem
16613 Anatase,s
Md Yellowish Brown, 1.27 cts oval cut measuring 8.6x4.8x3.3 mm, lt incl, from Brazil. Rutile, anatase, and brookite all have the same chemical composition but differ in the crystal form in which they occur. This is a larger gem from a small find in Brazil from several year ago.
Priced at $300/carat or $381.00/gem
17892 Anglesite,s
Lt Yellow, 7.02 cts split sided brilliant cut measuring 14.3x7.2x4.7 mm, v lt incl, from Touissit, Morocco. Anglesite is extremely difficult to facet. It is both brittle and heat sensitive making not only the cutting process difficult but also the cleaning and dopping. We once heard of an anglesite cracking once it had been cut when the acetone that was evaporating off its surface heat shocked it.
Priced at $100/carat or $702.00/gem
10287 Apatite,
Lt Golden Yellow, 10.06 cts oval cut measuring 16.5x11.4x8.6 mm, v lt incl, from Brazil. This apatite is very different from Mexican apatites in that the yellow is less intense and it displays a more golden overtone. Priced at $25/carat or $251.50/gem
18531 Axinite,
Md Dk Orangish Brown, 0.68 cts round flower brilliant cut measuring 5.5x3.4 mm, v lt incl, from Mexico. A very fine, smaller axinite from this classic location in the northern Baja, Mexico. This gem displays a very strong orangish overtone.
Priced at $60/carat or $40.80/gem
18206 Axinite,
Md Orangish Brown, 0.47 cts oval cut measuring 6.1x4.0x2.8 mm eye clean, from Brazil. These axinites are low in iron and high in magnesium resulting in a lighter body color. We rarely see these gems over 1/2 carat in size that are clean.
Priced at $70/carat or $32.90/gem
18367 Barite,
Md Brownish Pink, 48.63 cts cushion cut measuring 18.4x17.6x13.6 mm, v lt incl, from Madagascar. This is an unusual color for barite and the first we have seen from Madagascar.
Priced at $25/carat or $1,215.75/gem
17963 Bastnaesite,s
Md Dk Orange, 1.15 cts oval cut measuring 6.2x5.0x3.4 mm, eye clean, from Pakistan. An extreme rarity in over a carat in size and with fine clarity.
Priced at $350/carat or $402.50/gem
18407 Benitoite,
Md Dk Blue, 0.37 cts emerald brilliant cut measuring 5.0x3.3x2.3 mm, eye clean, from California. A rare, one location gem with very limited material either rough or cut available on today's market.
Priced at $700/carat or $259.00/gem
18140 Beryllonite,
Colorless, 0.65 cts emerald brilliant cut measuring 6.5x4.8x3.0 mm, eye clean, from Maine. We had this gem cut from rough we obtained years ago from the now exhausted deposit at Stoneham, Maine. A clean and well cut gem.
Priced at $150/carat or $97.50/gem
18162 Beryllonite,s
Colorless, 0.89 cts rectangle step cut measuring 10.0x4.4x2.5 mm, eye clean, from Maine. This is a rare phosphate gem that was mined years ago in the gem rich state of Maine.
Priced at $150/carat or $133.50/gem
18181 Boracite,
Colorless, 2.66 cts fancy shield cut measuring 16.7x7.9x5.4 mm, lt incl, from Germany. This is the first faceted boracite that we have ever been privileged to offer. Boracite usually occurs in small, bluish green gems whereas the larger gems are limited to colorless material. Even so, this is an extremely large gem for this very rare species.
Priced at $700/carat or $1,862.00/gem
17378 Calcite,
Md Yellowish Orange, 14.50 cts emerald cut measuring 13.9x13.6x10.5 mm, eye clean, from Brazil. A well cut calcite with attractive color and a larger size for a collection.
Priced at $15/carat or $217.50/gem
18396 Cassiterite,
Dk Orange, 7.10 cts oval cut measuring 10.1x7.6x6.0 mm, eye clean, from Brazil. We saw this exceptional cassiterite in Tucson and acquired it out of our passion for this species. It displays a deep orange color in a well cut oval that is eye clean.
Priced at $150/carat or $1,065.00/gem
18419 Cassiterite,
Dk Brown, 5.29 cts fancy square brilliant cut measuring 7.6x7.4x5.6 mm, v lt incl, from Bolivia. Bolivia is well known for its tin deposits of which cassiterite is an ore. This is a well cut gem from this classic location.
Priced at $70/carat or $370.30/em
17507 Cassiterite,s
Md Golden Brown/Dk Brown, 3.30 cts emerald brilliant cut measuring 7.3x6.1x4.4 mm, v lt incl, from Bolivia. Bolivia is known for its tin mines of which cassiterite is an ore. We purchased a few damaged crystals with clear areas for cutting and had this gem cut from one of them. This gem is actually a bicolor with half being a medium golden brown and the other half a dark brown.
Priced at $80/carat or $264.00/gem
18538 Cerussite,
Colorless, 0.95 cts oval cut measuring 6.1x4.7x3.4 mm, eye clean, from Morocco. The old deposits near Toussit, Morocco are no longer producing rough or minerals but a new deposit near Midet is producing fine cerussite crystals some of which have cuttable areas.
Priced at $80/carat or $76.00/gem
18465 Cerussite,
Colorless, 0.95 cts round flower brilliant cut measuring 5.6x2.3 mm, eye clean, from Morocco. Our recent trip to Morocco demonstrated just how rare this material is becoming as the main source is no longer producing new material. A well cut and dispersive gem.
Priced at $70/carat or $66.50/gem
18452 Chkalovite,
White, 3.11 cts emerald cut measuring 10.1x9.1x4.5 mm, translucent, from the Kola Pennisula, Russia. A very rare mineral found in few places in the world. We briefly saw a small amount of transparent, facet grade material during the 1990's but this source is the only one we have seen with it since.
Priced at $50/carat or $155.50/gem
18169 Clinohumite,s
Md Intense Orange, 0.83 cts pear cut measuring 9.0x5.1x2.9 mm, lt incl, from Tajikistan. A rare gem that is found in gem quality in very few locations throughout the world.
Priced at $150/carat or $124.50/gem
18251 Clinohumite,
Md Intense Orange, 0.73 cts oval cut measuring 7.1x4.9x3.0 mm, v lt incl, from Tajikistan. An intense orange gem of this specie that is found in very few locations throughout the world.
Priced at $125/carat or $91.25/gem
18248 Clinozoisite,
Md Dk Yellow, 2.44 cts emerald cut measuring 10.7x6.3x3.7 mm, eye clean, from Pakistan. Clinozoisite is a member of the epidote mineral family along with zoisite (tanzanite). The color of this gem is quite intense and not too dark like most epidote.
Priced at $40/carat or $97.60/gem
17942 Clinozoisite,s
Md Dk Yellow, 3.46 cts emerald cut measuring 13.1x5.8x4.1 mm, v lt incl, from Pakistan. A member of the epidote mineral family, clinozoisite is also related to tanzanite. The color of this gem is deep and rich and is durable enough for setting in jewelry.
Priced at $40/carat or $138.40/gem
18450 Clinozoisite,
Md Dk Yellow, 2.82 cts emerald cut measuring 12.7x5.3x3.4 mm, eye clean, from Pakistan. A member of the epidote mineral family, clinozoisite is durable enough for setting in jewelry. We would like to see fine piece of this material as rough from which we could produce an exceptional, brilliance gem.
Priced at $40/carat or $112.80/gem
18371 Cordierite,
Lt Gray, 3.71 cts oval cut measuring 13.4x9.2x5.4 mm, eye clean, from Sri Lanka. Cordierite is the same mineral as iolite although this gem displays none of the color or dichroism for which iolite is known.
Priced at $35/carat or $129.85/gem
12307 Danburite,s
Md Lt Yellow, 20.57 cts cushion cut measuring 19.2x16.2x9.0 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. This is a very large gem for a Sri Lankan danburite. This is the largest danburite we have seen from this location.
Priced at $80/carat or $1,645.60/gem
17024 Danburite,
Md Yellow, 3.30 cts antique cushion cut measuring 10.7x8.0x5.4 mm, eye clean, from Sri Lanka. A bright yellow danburite although not as intense as the Tanzanian danburites this gem still stands out in color, cut, and clarity.
Priced at $70/carat or $231.00/gem
18462 Danburite,
Md Brownish Orange, 6.67 cts oval brilliant cut measuring 13.7x11.2x7.5 mm, eye clean, from Russia. These amber color danburites from Russia have proven very popular over the years. Danburite is durable enough for setting in jewelry and is quite attractive when well cut such as is the case with this gem.
Priced at $40/carat or $266.80/gem
15485 Danburite,
Md Brownish Yellow, 5.46 cts oval cut measuring 12.9x9.4x7.0 mm, eye clean, from Russia. A well cut gem from a location known for producing fine danburites.
Priced at $40/carat or $218.40/gem
18390 Danburite,
Md Brownish Orange, 3.53 cts trilliant cut measuring 10.9x10.6x6.2 mm, eye clean, from Russia. A very well cut danburite of excellent color and clarity.
Priced at $40/carat or $141.20/gem
16903 Danburite,
Md Lt Brownish Yellow, 2.55 cts oval brilliant cut measuring 9.1x7.5x6.4 mm, eye clean, from Russia. A very well cut danburite that is ready for setting in jewelry or as an addition to a collection. Priced at $40/carat or $102.00/gem
18190 Danburite,
Md Brownish Orange, 4.91 cts briolette cut measuring 17.4x7.1 mm, eye clean, from Russia. This is a very unusual cut for a danburite. The long faceted drop would make a unique pendant when capped and hung from a chain.
Priced at $40/carat or $196.40/gem
18250 Danburite,
Md Brownish Orange, 3.33 cts oval cut measuring 10.6x7.7x6.6 mm, eye clean, from Russia. A well cut amber danburite from the Russian location. These gem have the durability to be set in jewelry.
Priced at $40/carat or $133.20/gem
16810 Danburite,
Colorless, 17.19 cts checkerboard rhombus cushion cut measuring 18.6x13.4x9.1 mm, eye clean, from Mexico. A larger danburite with an unusual cut for the collector or a designed custom piece of jewelry.
Priced at $20/carat or $343.80/gem
15845 Datolite,
V Lt Green, 10.36 cts emerald brilliant cut measuring 12.8x10.9x10.0 mm, v lt incl, from Russia. An exceptional datolite in size, clarity, and cutting. We have not seen a similar gem offered since we acquired this one.
Priced at $80/carat or $828.80/gem
16046 Datolite,s
V Lt Green, 8.57 cts princess cut measuring 11.0x10.9x9.9 mm, v lt incl, from Russia. A very well cut gem with fine clarity and just a hint of green body color. We do not see gems of similar quality very often.
Priced at $80/carat or $685.60/gem
15484 Datolite,
V Lt Green, 6.62 cts pear cut measuring 16.7x9.7x7.1 mm, eye clean, from Russia. Datolites are very rare as clean gems. This gem displays the very pale green body color that is characteristic of this rare gem specie.
Priced at $70/carat or $463.40/gem
18420 Dolomite,
Colorless, 3.71 cts square brilliant cut measuring 8.5x8.5x7.8 mm, eye clean, from Canada. A well cut gem that displays flashes of dispersive colors.
Priced at $60/carat or $222.60/gem
18400 Dolomite,
Lt Yellow, 8.72 cts trilliant cut measuring 14.7x14,.6x7.5 mm, eye clean, from Brazil. A larger, well cut gem for dolomite with fine. light yellow color.
Priced at $50/carat or $436.00/gem
18145 Euclase,
Lt Yellow, 3.85 cts cushion cut measuring 10.3x8.7x6.1 mm, eye clean, from Brazil. A well cut and bright euclase that is difficult to cut as we found out when we sent some overseas to be cut only to have broken fragments returned.
Priced at $100/carat or $385.00/gem
18158 Euclase,
Lt Yellow, 2.13 cts cushion cut measuring 7.9x7.0x5.2 mm, eye clean, from Brazil. A very difficult gem to cut due to its perfect cleavage. Euclase is hard enough to set but great care must be taken due to its cleavage.
Priced at $100/carat or $213.00/gem
18212 Euclase,
Lt Yellow, 0.92 cts oval cut measuring 7.7x5.4x3.7 mm, eye clean, from Brazil. A rare beryllium gem that possesses very perfect cleavage making it difficult to cut and hazardous to wear even though it has a hardness of 8.
Priced at $90/carat or $82.80/gem
18383 Fibrolite,
V Lt Gray, 2.32 cts cushion cut measuring 10.3x6.9x4.4 mm, eye clean, from Sri Lanka. A well cut and clean gem for a fibrolite which is very difficult to cut due to its very distinct cleavage.
Priced at $125/carat or $290.00/gem
17822 Fluorite,
V Lt Green, 13.99 cts oval cut measuring 18.1x13.6x8.8 mm, eye clean, from Pakistan. A well cut fluorite with just a slight tint of green color.
Priced at $12/carat or $167.88/gem
18294 Fluorite,
Md Lt Green, 4.01 cts round flower brilliant cut measuring 9.7x6.9 mm, v lt incl, from Namibia. A fine fluorite that is mined in the same vicinity as the demantoid garnet and aquamarines in the Erongo Mountains of Namibia.
Priced at $12/carat or $48.12/gem
16343 Gahnite,
V Dk Green, 1.55 cts trilliant cut measuring 7.4x7.4x3.2 mm, v lt incl, from Brazil. A zinc rich member of the spinel family, the color of this gem is very attractive although much too dark to be seen with other than transmitted light.
Priced at $200/carat or $310.00/gem
17372 Hambergite,
Colorless, 1.17 cts emerald cut measuring 14.0x4.3x2.6 mm, v lt incl, from Madagascar. A very rare gems most noted for its high hardness and low specific gravity.
Priced at $125/carat or $146.25/gem
18406 Hambergite w/ Rutile,
Lt Yellow, 3.39 cts emerald cut measuring 14.3x7.1x3.4 mm, mod incl, from Madagascar. An unusual hambergite that displays a moderate amount of included rutile needles.
Priced at $90/carat or $305.10/gem
16604 Herderite,s
V Lt Yellow, 5.20 cts trilliant cut measuring 12.5x10.2x8.0 mm, eye clean, from Brazil. A near colorless herderite with fine cutting and clarity.
Priced at $80/carat or $416.00/gem
7339 Herderite,
Md Lt Greenish Yellow, 7.29 cts skewed trilliant cut measuring 20.9x11.1x5.7 mm, eye clean, from Brazil. An unusual cut for herderite that displays fine clarity as well.
Priced at $100/carat or $729.00/gem
18168 Idocrase,
Md Yellow, 1.34 cts pear cut measuring 8.6x5.9x4.1 mm, eye clean, from Tanzania. Also known as vesuvianite, this gem was cut from rough that came to us from an old collection. We have not seen any new productions of this material from Tanzania in recent times.
Priced at $80/carat or $107.20/gem
18511 Idocrase,
Md Yellow, 1.26 cts cushion cut measuring 7.1x6.0x3.7 mm, eye clean, from Tanzania. This is a rare gem that we do not see offered very often. We had a small parcel of gems cut from rough we acquired a couple of years ago and have seen our supply gradually disappear as the finished gems have proven very popular.
Priced at $80/carat or $100.80/gem
18537 Idocrase,
Md Yellow, 0.98 cts oval cut measuring 7.1x5.3x3.6 mm, eye clean, from Tanzania. This gem was cut from rough we acquired from an old collection. We have not seen any production from Tanzania in quite awhile. This is a very fine gem for this location and represents a rare opportunity to add one to your collection.
Priced at $80/carat or $78.40/gem
17962 Kaliborite,
Colorless, 0.37 cts octagon cut measuring 5.5x5.3x2.9 mm, lt incl, from Russia. This is the only kaliborite we have ever seen offered that was faceted. An extreme rarity for the collector of the ultimate in rare gems.
Priced at $2,000/carat or $740.00/gem
18370 Kornerupine,
Md Greenish Gold, 7.48 cts cushion cut measuring 12.3x11.2x6.9 mm, eye clean, from Sri Lanka. This is a larger size for a Sri Lankan kornerupine and an eye clean gem at that. It is well cut and displays a greenish gold hue that is characteristic of Sri Lankan kornerupines.
Priced at $90/carat or $673.20/gem
15368 Kornerupine,
Dk Golden Green, 4.55 cts antique cushion cut measuring 11.9x8.8x5.9 mm, eye clean, from Sri Lanka. A larger kornerupine of dark golden green color.
Priced at $30/carat or $136.50/gem
17752 Kornerupine,
Dk Brownish Green, 1.85 cts oval cut measuring 9.1x6.8x4.6 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A rare borate mineral that occurs in very few locations throughout the world.
Priced at $25/carat or $46.25/gem
17016 Kornerupine,
Md Golden Green, 7.13 cts oval cut measuring 14.0x10.3x7.1 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. This gem is very large for a kornerupine. There is a small pit present near the girdle in the crown of this gem.
Priced at $40/carat or $285.20/gem
16271 Kornerupine,
Md Lt Golden Green, 2.00 cts oval cut measuring 8.4x6.8x5.5 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A bright and very well cut gem that is durable enough for setting in jewelry,
Priced at $40/carat or $80.00/gem
18467 Kyanite,
Md Greenish Blue, 3.44 cts emerald cut measuring 13.4x6.2x3.4 mm, lt incl, from Brazil. A gem of medium color tone and in a cut that represent the nature of the long crystals from which gems are cut. Priced at $30/carat or $103.20/gem
18470 Labradorite,
Lt Golden Yellow, 2.61 cts antique cushion cut measuring 9.6x8.3x5.6 mm, eye clean, from Oregon. These gems are now being heavily marketed as "Golden Sunstones". We have personallhy collected this material from locations in Oregon, Utah, New Mexico, and Mexico.
Priced at $30/carat or $78.30/gem
18534 Labradorite,
Lt Yellow, 3.10 cts cushion cut measuring 9.4x8.8x6.2 mm, eye clean, from Oregon. The gem shopping channels have come up with a new name for this material and of course with a new name comes a higher price. We are keeping the old name and the old price but if you want to compare check out what price is being asked from "canary" sunstones. Priced at $18/carat or $55.80/gem
18287 Labradorite,
Lt Golden Yellow, 2.91 cts trilliant cut measuring 10.4x10.4x5.7 mm, eye clean, from Oregon. This gem was cut from rough that was mined in the sunstone deposit of south central Oregon. A well cut and inexpensive gem for a pendant.
Priced at $18/carat or $52.38/gem
15917 Labradorite,
Lt Yellow, 2.30 cts pear cut measuring 13.7x6.9x4.0 mm, eye clean, from Oregon. A clear and clean member of the feldspar family from the same gem deposits that sunstone is found.
Priced at $15/carat or $30.45/gem
18496 Labradorite,
Lt Yellow, 3.42 cts pear cut measuring 13.7x8.3x5.9 mm, eye clean, from Oregon. These gems are being promoted heavily as "canary" sunstones on the gem shopping channel and subsequently are being offered at a much higher price per carat. A nice and affordable North American gem!
Priced at $30/carat or $102.60/gem
18246 Labradorite,
Lt Yellow, 2.93 cts oval cut measuring 11.4x9.0x5.6 mm, eye clean, from Oregon. Each year we travel to south central Oregon to do the assessment work on our claim and each year we return with more gem grade labradorite. This gem was cut from rough that was found on our claim. A very fine and affordable rare gem.
Priced at $18/carat or $52.74/gem
17898 Labradorite,
Lt Yellow, 2.52 cts pear cut measuring 13.1x7.6x5.3 mm, eye clean, from Pueblo Park, New Mexico. Another labradorite from an American location that is open to the public. For directions to visit this location obtain a copy of "Gem Trails of New Mexico".
Priced at $20/carat or $50.40/gem
17725 Labradorite,
Lt Yellow, 2.13 cts pear cut measuring 12.8x6.9x4.9 mm, eye clean, from Clear Lake, Utah. This is a large size for a labradorite from this location. During a recent visit to this deposit we found less then six piece of rough that would cut over two carats in size.
Priced at $20/carat or $42.60/gem
16241 Labradorite,
Md Lt Golden Yellow, 12.71 cts rhombus step cut measuring 21.0x13.2x8.1 mm, eye clean, from Mexico. A custom cut gem for this member of the feldspar mineral family.
Priced at $12/carat or $152.52/gem
18413 Labradorite,
Lt Golden Yellow, 2.03 cts emerald brilliant cut measuring 9.6x6.3x5.0 mm, eye clean, from Clear Lake, Utah. This gem is most noted for its location. Sunstone Knolls located south of Deseret, Utah produce gem grade labradorite but mostly in very small sizes. It takes a lot of searching to find a piece of rough that will cut out at over two carats. Priced at $25/carat or $50.75/gem
18208 Labradorite,
Lt Yellow, 3.00 cts antique cushion cut measuring 12.0x8.0x5.7 mm, eye clean, from Oregon. We had some of the rough we collected at the Lost Apache Mine on our claim in Oregon cut recently and this is one of the gems from that lot. A well cut gem from this location that also produces the fine red and green sunstones we feature in the "Gems Cut By Us" section.
Priced at $20/carat or $60.00/gem
18408 Labradorite (2),
Lt Yellow, 3.28 cts oval cuts measuring ~9.1x7.1x4.2 mm, eye clean, from Oregon. A matched pair of these golden "sunstones". The gem shopping stations are now offering these gems at unheard of prices. This pair is available at a price that will make setting them not seem so expensive.
Priced at $20/carat or $65.60/pair of gems
18279 Lazulite,
Dk Blue, 1.53 cts oval cut measuring 8.5x7.0x4.2 mm, lt incl, from Pakistan. A deep blue gem from this location that is well known for lazulite.
Priced at $100/carat or $153.00/em
18182 Montebrasite,
Lt Yellow, 3.46 cts emerald cut measuring 9.5x8.0x5.3 mm, eye clean, from Brazil. A rare lithium gem that is closely related to amblygonite. This is a fine clean gem for this species.
Priced at $60/carat or $207.60/gem

17636 Musgravite,s
Dk Greenish Gray, 3.51 cts oval cut measuring 9.7x8.4x5.4 mm, eye clean, from Sri Lanka. Mugravite is one of the rarest of all gems with only a few known to exist. This gem is unsual for its size and clarity. The color is characteristic of this species.
Priced at $2,500/carat or $8,775.00/gem

18354 Obsidian w/ Spessartite Garnets,
Dk Brown, 6.97 cts oval cut measuring 15.5x12.1x7.8 mm, v lt incl, from Bolivia. An unusual, faceted obsidian that contains tiny spessartite garnets as inclusions.
Priced at $25/carat or $174.25/gem
17414 Oligoclase,s
Colorless, 3.83 cts oval cut measuring 13.2x9.0x6.0 mm, eye clean, from Brazil. Oligoclase is a member of the feldspar family of mineral and more specifically a member of the plagioclase feldspar group. This is a well cut and clean gem from within that group.
Priced at $40/carat or $153.20/gem
18453 Oligoclase,
Colorless, 1.64 cts oval cut measuring 9.1x6.9x4.4 mm, v lt incl, from Brazil. A rare member of the feldspar family.
Priced at $40/carat or $65.60/gem
16092 Orthoclase,s
Md Yellow, 7.02 cts cushion cut measuring 13.5x11.6x8.1 mm, eye clean, from Madagascar. A faceted member of the feldspar family. This gem displays an intense, medium yellow hue.
Priced at $18/carat or $126.36/gem
17680 Orthoclase,
Lt Yellow, 11.62 cts oval cut measuring 17.4x13.3x9.2 mm, v lt incl, from Madagascar. We first started seeing this lighter color orthoclase coming out of Madagascar about two years ago. These gems are different from the intense yellow gems previously found in this country in that they are lighter in color and possess a slight haze caused by silk.
Priced at $18/carat or $209.16/gem
17844 Orthoclase,
Lt Yellow, 12.88 cts oval cut measuring 18.1x13.5x10.1 mm, eye clean, from Madagascar. A lighter orthoclase of fine cutting and clarity. There is some debate as to whether or not these gems are actually sanadine but the difference between the two is so slight we will stick with the current thought and not call it sanadine.
Priced at $12/carat or $154.96/gem
17553 Orthoclase,
Lt Brownish Yellow, 8.32 cts cushion cut measuring 12.9x12.2x8.7 mm, eye clean, from Madagascar. This gem displays a slight “moonstone sheen” but which is not strong enough to be called such.
Priced at $15/carat or $124.80/gem
18352 Pargasite,
Md Yellowish Brown, 0.60 cts marquise step cut measuring 12.8x3.3x1.9 mm, eye clean, from Kenya. A long step cut gem with fine clarity.
Priced at $250/carat or $150.00/gem
17939 Phenacite,
Colorless, 2.72 cts trilliant cut measuring 9.7x9.6x5.1 mm, eye clean, from Brazil. A bright specimen of this rare beryllium gem specie.
Priced at $50/carat or $136.00/gem
14355 Powellite,s
Colorless, 2.58 cts oval cut measuring 9.1x7.0x4.5 mm, eye clean, from India. A rare tungsten mineral that was all but unknown as a faceted gem until the Indian deposits were discovered. This is a very large size for a powellite.
Priced at $500/carat or $1,290.00/gem
18398 Prehnite,
Md Yellow, 2.37 cts oval cut measuring 11.2x6.7x5.2 mm, semi-transparent, from Australia. Prehnites are interesting gems in that they are faceted from massive and not crystalline rough which results in the haziness of the gem. They are still one of the yellowest gem you will find anywhere.
Priced at $30/carat or $71.10/gem
18454 Prehnite,
Md Yellow, 5.98 cts trilliant cut measuring 12.4x12.4x7.7 mm, semi-transparent, from Australia. A popular rare gem due to its intense color and sufficient durability to be set, particularly in silver.
Priced at $30/carat or $179.40/gem
18184 Prehnite,
V Lt Yellow, 3.41 cts oval cut measuring 10.6x8.3x5.7 mm, semitransparent, from Pakistan. This is a new location for faceted prehnite which we previously knew only from Australia and Mali. A gem for the person who collects various locations.
Priced at $30/carat or $102.30/gem
18198 Pyroxmangite,
Md Intense Pink, 0.96 cts marquise cut measuring 12.2x4.5x2.3 mm, lt incl, from Brazil. A very rare gems made even more so by the extreme difficulty in cutting this material.
Priced at $200/carat or $192.00/gem
17842 Quartz w/ Chlorite,
Colorless w/ Green, 12.21 cts emerald cut measuring 17.3x10.4x9.1 mm, lt incl, from Madagascar. These inclusion gems have always proved popular with the light chlorite inclusions capping a phantom crystal inside the gem.
Priced at $8/carat or $97.68/gem
18357 Rhodochrosite,
Md Dk Orangish Red, 0.90 cts round flower brilliant cut measuring 5.7x3.8 mm, eye clean, from South Africa. A rare, eye clean rhodochrosite of intense color and very fine cutting.
Priced at $300/carat or $270.00/gem
17190 Rhodochrosite,
Md Orangish Pink, 3.45 cts antique cushion cut measuring 9.0x8.0x5.1 mm, v lt incl, from China. This Chinese rhodochrosite displays a very similar color to Colorado rhodochrosite. A well cut gem of fine clarity and color.
Priced at $250/carat or $862.50/gem
17483 Rhodochrosite,s
Md Intense Pink, 3.82 cts emerald scissors cut measuring 11.0x6.5x5.2 mm, lt incl, from Colorado. A well cut rhodochrosite which is one of the most popular rare gems that we offer.
Priced at $250/carat or $930.00/gem
17756 Rhodochrosite,
Md Pink, 1.63 cts trilliant cut measuring 7.8x7.7x4.2 mm, v lt incl, from Colorado. A very popular rare gem from the Sweethome Mine in central Colorado. This mine is now sealed and rough comes from old material mined mostly in the 1990's.
Priced at $250/carat or $407.50/gem
18081 Rhodochrosite,
Md Intense Pink, 2.01 cts emerald brilliant cut measuring 7.8x5.2x5.2 mm, v lt incl, from Colorado. A well cut rhodochrosite from the now closed Sweet Home Mine near Alma, Colorado.
Priced at $250/carat or $502.50/gem

18317 Rhodochrosite,
Md Intense Orangish Pink, 1.79 cts emerald cut measuring 6.5x6.3x4.8 mm, v lt incl, from Colorado. A rare and colorful gem from the Sweethome Mine near Alma,Colorado. This mine has been both closed and sealed limiting rough material to past production.
Priced at $250/carat or $447.50/gem

16735 Richterite,s
Lt Yellow, 2.92 cts oval cut measuring 10.4x8.6x5.0 mm, eye clean, from Burma. This is one of those gems where a small deposit is found, mined out and not to be seen offered again. A small find was made in Burma about five years ago and we have not seen any since.
Priced at $250/carat or $730.00/gem

18241 Rutile,
Dk Metallic Red, 1.04 cts rectangle step cut measuring 7.5x3.4x2.8 mm, lt incl, from Brazil. A transparent red rutile with metallic luster.
Priced at $40/carat or $41.60/gem

18451 Rutile,
Dk Metallic Red, 2.23 cts emerald cut measuring 11.3x5.7x2.4 mm, v lt incl, from Brazil. A larger size for a faceted rutile that displays characteristic metallic luster and deep red color.
Priced at $50/carat or $111.50/gem
18136 Rutile,
Dk Metallic Red, 1.01 cts rectangle step cut measuring 7.5x3.7x2.7 mm, v lt incl, from Brazil. Rutile is often cut in long rectangule shapes as the crystals are long and the rectanglue shape produces the best recovery. We see very little transparent rutile for faceting from other world locations.
Priced at $40/carat or $40.40/gem
17916 Sapphirine,
Dk Grayish Blue, 1.13 cts oval cut measuring 7.3x5.6x3.5 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. Sapphirines over 1 carat in size are very rare. This gem is cut from a new deposit recently reported in Sri Lanka.
Priced at $200/carat or $226.00/gem
18064 Sapphirine,s
Dk Blue/Brown, 1.49 cts oval cut measuring 8.0x6.0x3.8 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A very rare gem in sizes over a carat. This gem displays both the dark blue and brown dichroic colors for which this specie is noted.
Priced at $200/carat or $298.00/gem
18109 Sapphirine,
Dk Greenish Blue, 1.51 cts oval cut measuring 9.0x6.1x3.9 mm, eye clean, from Sri Lanka. A larger gem for a clean sapphirine. Any sapphirine over a carat in size is considered large.
Priced at $200/carat or $302.00/gem
17413 Scheelite,s
Md Yellow, 5.95 cts trilliant cut measuring 9.6x9.6x6.4 mm, eye clean, from China. When the Chinese deposit of scheelite was first discovered specimens and cutting rough we readily available and at a reasonable price. Now with the deposit exhausted specimens have sky rocketed in value and rough is almost impossible to find. Here is a well cut gem that displays the excellent brilliance.
Priced at $80/carat or $476.00/gem
17938 Sellaite,
Lt Yellow, 3.12 cts cushion cut measuring 9.1x7.8x5.1 mm, lt incl, from Brazil. This is an extreme rarity in the gem world coming from only one deposit and then only in a small quantity during the 1990's.
Priced at $600/carat or $1,872.00/gem
17367 Sellaite,s
Colorless, 1.39 cts oval cut measuring 7.5x5.9x4.4 mm, v lt incl, from Brazil. Sellaite is one of the ultimate rare gems. A single, small deposit of facetable rough was discovered during the early 1990’s with none found since. As the scarcity of this mineral became apparent over the years the price of these gems has increased dramatically. This is an opportunity to add one of the world’s rarest gems to your collection.
Priced at $700/carat or $973.00/gem
13105 Sillimanite,
V Lt Gray, 4.61 cts oval cut measuring 11.3x8.7x6.2 mm, eye clean, from India. A transparent sillimanite with fine clarity.
Priced at $30/carat or $138.30/gem
16282 Sinhalite,
Md Lt Golden, 1.57 cts oval cut measuring 8.8x6.6x3.7 mm, eye clean, from Sri Lanka. Lanka. Sinhalite was considered brown peridot due to its similar gemological characteristics until the 1950's at which time it was determined to be a separate gem specie. This is a fine gem with enough durability to be set.
Priced at $30/carat or $47.10/gem
16160 Sinhalite,
Md Lt Golden Yellow, 1.47 cts oval cut measuring 8.0x6.5x4.1 mm, eye clean, from Sri Lanka. A well cut rare gem that until 1952 was believed to be brown peridot. This magnesium aluminum borate is known mostly in gem qualities from Sri Lanka.
Priced at $30/carat or $44.10/gem
17950 Smithsonite,
V Lt Yellow, 4.29 cts oval cut measuring 12.3x10.2x6.3 mm, v lt incl, from Tsumeb, Namibia. This gem is notable for the location from which it originates as the mines at Tsumeb stopped producing in 1996. Also unlike smithsonite from other locations that are fibrous in nature, this gem was cut from a crystal and does not display the haziness of those from Mexico or the United States.
Priced at $200/carat or $858.00/gem
17956 Sphalerite,
Dk Red/Md Yellow, 2.01 cts cushion cut measuring 7.6x5.8x4.2 mm, lt incl, from Spain. An attractive bicolor sphalerite with the highly desired red color dominating the gem.
Priced at $30/carat or $60.30/gem
15229 Sphalerite,
Md Orange/Yellow, 12.26 cts oval cut measuring 16.1x12.4x7.6 mm, eye clean, from Spain. A beautiful bicolor sphalerite with orange ends and a yellow center.
Priced at $40/carat or $490.40/gem
17402 Sphene,
Md Yellow, 2.69 cts cushion cut measuring 9.7x6.9x4.8 mm, v lt incl, from Madagascar. A well cut sphene with fine clarity that enables the gem to display its dispersion very well.
Priced at $80/carat or $215.20/gem
15103 Sphene,
Md Greenish Yellow. 3.19 cts antique cushion cut measuring 9.9x8.8x4.7 mm, v lt incl, from Madagascar. A very fine sphene that displays attractive rainbow dispersion.
Priced at $90/carat or $287.10/gem
17989 Sphene,
Md Brownish Yellow, 1.17 cts oval cut measuring 7.0x5.7x4.1 mm, v lt incl, from Madagascar. We acquired this gem for its exceptional dispersion in a honey color body.
Priced at $60/carat or $70.20/gem
16103 Sphene,
Md Greenish Yellow, 1.78 cts oval cut measuring 8.4x6.4x4.8 mm, v lt incl, from Madagascar. A well cut sphene that displays the fine dispersion for which these gems are known.
Priced at $60/carat or $106.80/gem
17465 Sphene,
Md Greenish Yellow 2.29 cts oval cut measuring 9.1x7.1x4.7 mm, eye clean, from Madagascar. A well cut and dispersive sphene with unusually fine, eye clean clarity.
Priced at $90/carat or $206.10/gem
15359 Sphene,
Md Yellow, 5.08 cts oval cut measuring 12.3x9.4x5.7 mm, v lt incl, from Madagascar. A larger sphene with fine color and dispersion.
Priced at $125/carat or $635.00/gem
15786 Sphene,
Md Orangish Yellow, 5.92 cts oval cut measuring 13.5x9.4x6.3 mm, v lt incl, from Madagascar. A very fine, larger sphene that displays flashes of dispersive colors.
Priced at $150/carat or $888.00/gem

17868 Sphene,
Md Yellow, 4.66 cts oval cut measuring 13.0x8.4x5.4 mm, lt incl, from Madagascar. This gem caught our eye with its fine dispersion and price for its size.
Priced at $40/carat or $186.40/gem

18360 Sphene,
Md Dk Brownish Yellow, 6.18 cts cushion cut measuring 13.2x10.1x6.3 mm, v lt incl, from Pakistan. We acquired this sphene for the very strong dispersion it displays. The gem is well cut.
Priced at $150/carat or $927.00/gem
4851 Sphene,
Md Brownish Yellow, 3.69 cts oval cut measuring 10.4x8.0x5.1 mm, v lt incl, from India. A sphene from the state of Orissa in India. This gem is from a small discovery during the early 1990’s. We have not seen similar quality sphenes come out of India since that time.
Priced at $50/carat or $184.50/gem
17686 Sphene,
Md Greenish Yellow, 2.36 cts oval cut measuring 9.7x7.6x4.6 mm, v lt incl, from Madagascar. This is one of the finer sphenes we have been able to offer in some time. The gem is clean except for a small black needle inclusion and displays fine dispersion as well.
Priced at $80/carat or $180.80/gem
17745 Sphene,
Md Greenish Yellow, 1.59 cts oval cut measuring 8.6x6.4x4.2 mm, lt incl, from Tanzania. An inexpensive sphene with fine color and dispersion but some light inclusions.
Priced at $50/carat or $79.50/gem
17966 Staurolite,
Dk Orangish Brown, 1.38 cts trilliant cut measuring 7.8x7.7x3.2 mm, lt incl, from Brazil. Most of us are familiar with staurolite in the form of opaque, crossed twins. Rarely does it occur transparent as in the case of this gem. This is the only location we are aware of that produced transparent staurolite.
Priced at $200/carat or $276.00/gem
18403 Staurolite,
Dk Orangish Brown, 2.31 cts emerald cut measuring 13.9x5.2x3.5 mm, lt incl, from Brazil. We have collected opaque staurolite at several locations in the US but have never seen even one close to translucent let alone transparent enough to facet. This is a very rare, faceted, transparent staurolite from the only location we are aware of that produces facet grade rough.
Priced at $200/carat or $462.00/gem
18361 Taaffeite,
Lt Purple, 0.62 cts cushion cut measuring 4.7x4.5x3.5 mm, v lt incl, from Sri Lanka. A very rare gem that continues to occasionally trickle out of Sri Lanka.
Priced at $1,200/carat or $744.00/gem

15838 Topazolite Garnet,
Md Brownish Yellow, 0.21 cts round brilliant cut measuring 3.4x2.4 mm, eye clean, from Russia. A member of the andradite garnet family, theses garnet display fine dispersion.
Priced at $125/carat or $26.25/gem

18405 Triphylite,
Dk Reddish Brown, 4.31 cts fancy fan cut measuring 11.2x9.8x6.5 mm, v lt incl, from Brazil. A nice size for a triphylite that was surely cut to save as much weight from very scarce rough material.
Priced at $60/carat or $258.60/gem
17969 Triplite,
Md Intense orange, 1.47 cts oval cut measuring 8.7x5.2x3.6 mm, v lt incl, from Pakistan. An extremely rare gem that was first discovered in gem grade only a few years ago. The orange in these gems resemble the finest spessartite garnets but these gems are too fragile for setting and should be relegated to a collection.
Priced at $800/carat or $1,176.00/gem
17968 Triplite,
Md Dk Orange, 1.36 cts pear cut measuring 10.3x5.7x2.9 mm, v lt incl, from Brazil. Gem grade triplite was found in Brazil shortly after the initial discoveries in Pakistan. The color is a bit darker than its counterparts.
Priced at $400/carat or $540.00/gem
17951 Viridine,
Dk Green, 0.77 cts cushion cut measuring 7.7x4.3x2.9 mm, semi-transparent, from Brazil. This is a large size for a viridine. Gems are rarely transparent while the color of this gem is quite intense.
Priced at $250/carat or $192.50/gem
18377 Wulfenite,
V Lt Yellow, 1.40 cts oval cut measuring 6.7x5.5x2.4 mm, lt incl, from Tsumeb, Namibia. A near colorless wulfenite that displays the dispersion we do not see in colored gems of the same mineral. This location is no longer producing with rough for cut gems coming mostly from old collections.
Priced at $250/carat or $350.00/gem