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Liddicoatite (Tourmaline) from Madagascar [./Newmixgem11092/LiddMad125a.JPG] Liddicoatite (Tourmaline) from Madagascar [./Newmixgem11092/LiddMad125b.JPG]

Gemstone # LIDDMAD125
Name: Liddicoatite (Tourmaline)
Locality: Madagascar
Weight: 1.25 carats
Size: 8.17 x 5.75 mm
Price per Carat: $ 125.00 SOLD
Price For Stone: $ 156.25 SOLD
      Cut: Emerald
Color: Red with Purple Hues
Clarity: VVS
Cut by Us: No
Availability: sold

Comments:

Liddicoatite is a rare species of Tourmaline, but gem quality material is even rarer. Madagascar is the top locality in the world for this rare and beautiful material. This stone has not been treated whatsoever, and has some of the most saturated color for a Liddicoatite (or any Tourmaline) I have seen.

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Liddicoatite (Tourmaline) from Madagascar [./Newmixgem11092/LiddMad170a.JPG] Liddicoatite (Tourmaline) from Madagascar [./Newmixgem11092/LiddMad170b.JPG]

Gemstone # LIDDMAD170
Name: Liddicoatite (Tourmaline)
Locality: Madagascar
Weight: 1.70 carats
Size: 9.00 x 7.42 mm
Price per Carat: $ 125.00 SOLD
Price For Stone: $ 212.50 SOLD
      Cut: Oval
Color: Fiery Pink with Purple Hues
Clarity: VVS
Cut by Us: No
Availability: sold

Comments:

Liddicoatite is a rare species of Tourmaline, but gem quality material is even more rare. Madagascar is the top locality in the world for this rare and beautiful material. This stone has not been treated whatsoever, and shows a vibrant pink color with slight purple overtones.

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Morganite (Beryl) from Brazil [./Newmixgem11092/MorgBraz893a.JPG] Morganite (Beryl) from Brazil [./Newmixgem11092/MorgBraz893b.JPG]

Gemstone # MORGBRAZ893
Name: Morganite (Beryl)
Locality: Brazil
Weight: 8.93 carats
Size: 14.34 x 12.51 mm
Price per Carat: $ 25.00 SOLD
Price For Stone: $ 223.25 SOLD
      Cut: Oval
Color: Light Pink
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut by Us: No
Availability: sold

Comments: This stone has great luster, brilliance and clarity, especially in an 8+ (nearly 9) carat stone like this.

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Moldavite from Czech Republic [./Newmixgem11092/MoldRus1401a.JPG] Moldavite from Czech Republic [./Newmixgem11092/MoldRus1401b.JPG]

Gemstone # MOLDRUS1401
Name: Moldavite
Locality: Czech Republic
Weight: 14.01 carats
Size: 16.70 mm
Price per Carat: $ 15.00 SOLD
Price For Stone: $ 210.15 SOLD
      Cut: Round
Color: Forest Green
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut by Us: No
Availability: sold

Comments: The clarity of this Moldavite is tremendous because you can see the natural "wave" patterns in the stone clearly. Moldavite has often been called "The Gem that Fell to Earth". This material is believed to have formed when a shower of meteorites fell in what is now the Czech Republic within a one hundred mile area around the Vltava River, which was once called the Moldau, and from which Moldavite gets its name. These stones are actually tektites and Moldavite is a one-of-a-kind tektite. There are many theories where Moldavite originated and the inability of science to resolve the issues with one conclusive explanation of the true origins of Moldavite causes it to remain one of the great mysteries of the gem world. Nonetheless, Moldavite isn't often faceted into gems (usually it is left in it's original form or used for carvings - plus the very unusual form of the "rough" stones doesn't make for very good yield when it comes to cut stones), and this is a VERY good size stone for this material.

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Zircon from Cambodia [./Newmixgem11092/ZirCam558a.JPG] Zircon from Cambodia [./Newmixgem11092/ZirCam558b.JPG]

Gemstone # ZirCam558
Name: Zircon
Locality: Cambodia
Weight: 5.58 carats
Size: 10.92 x 8.77 mm
Price per Carat: $ 40.00
Price For Stone: $ 223.20
      Cut: Oval
Color: Honey
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut by Us: No
Availability: Available

Comments: This stone is much brighter and more flashy in person, and due to the birefringence of Zircon, it cannot be displayed accurately the pictures. Much better in person!

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Diopside from Rotkopf, Austria [./Newmixgem11092/DiopAust176a.JPG] Diopside from Rotkopf, Austria [./Newmixgem11092/DiopAust176c.JPG]

Gemstone # DIOPAUST176
Name: Diopside
Locality: Rotkopf, Austria
Weight: 1.76 carats
Size: 7.84 x 7.51 mm
Price per Carat: SOLD
Price For Stone: SOLD
      Cut: Trillion
Color: Green
Clarity: Eye Clean
Cut by Us: No
Availability: sold

Comments:

This is a classic Alpine locality that has been mined since the 1800's. Rotkopf is one of the most famous Alpine localities for Diopside. Gem quality Diopside is rare from Rotkopf and highly prized among collectors and dealers alike. This stone is one of the finest quality that I have seen from this locality, and came from the personal gem collection of my father, Richard Kosnar.

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Spinel from Burma [./Newmixgem11092/SpinBur235a.JPG] Spinel from Burma [./Newmixgem11092/SpinBur235b.JPG]

Gemstone # SPINBUR235
Name: Spinel
Locality: Burma
Weight: 2.35 carats
Size: 8.60 x 6.68 mm
Price per Carat: $ 100.00 SOLD
Price For Stone: $ 235.00 SOLD
      Cut: Cushion
Color: Steel Blue
Clarity: VVS
Cut by Us: No
Availability: sold

Comments:

Spinel is another gem that comes in a great range of colors. This stone has a very attractive steel blue color that is rather hard to find in today's market. A good sized gem for the material, especially in this highly sought after color. It is difficult to find superb quality Spinels these days because of political upheaval in southeast Asia. It appears that these stones will soon be very very hard to come across and the days of the good Spinels may be dwindling.

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Fire Opal from Mexico [./Newmixgem11092/FireMex338a.JPG] Fire Opal from Mexico [./Newmixgem11092/FireMex338b.JPG] Fire Opal from Mexico [./Newmixgem11092/FireMex338c.JPG]

Gemstone # FIREMEX338
Name: Fire Opal
Locality: Mexico
Weight: 3.38 carats
Size: 13.15 x 10.12 mm
Price per Carat: SOLD
Price For Stone: SOLD
      Cut: Pear
Color: Fiery Orangish Red
Clarity: VVS
Cut by Us: No
Availability: sold

Comments:

This Fire Opal is very gemmy especially for the material, when it is back lit. Fire Opal gets its name because of the "jelly-like" appearance it has when it is rotated in the light, resembling fire.

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