NEW material below ! We are not seeing a steady supply coming in from our long-time suppliers, so if you want something below please don't wait.
GOLDEN SCAPOLITE (Tanzania):
These are all Large beautiful facet grade crystal chunks. These should cut some large stunning gems. All have the top deep golden color down the C-axis. Great color across the A-B as well if cutting for size. Nice material finally back in stock.
Large Golden Scapolite selections <-- CLiCK to see stones in this group
Stones below in the picture are listed from left to right, top row then bottom row.
23.5Grams/117.5cts, C-axis: 26.2mmX20.7mmX29.3mm, A-B: 29.3mmX26.7mmX19.9mm
@ $1.80/ct = $211.50
19.6Grams/98cts, C-axis: 18.8mmX17.7mmX29mm, A-B: 29mmX18.8mmX17.7mm
@ $1.80/ct = $176.40
11.8Grams/59cts, C-axis: 24 to 9.6mmX16mmX23.9mm, A-B for trilliant: 26mmX18mmX19mm
@ $1.50/ct = $88.50
46.41cts, C-axis: 21mmX13mmX19mm, A-B: 21mmX19mmX13mm
Sorry, just SOLD @ $1.80/ct = $83.54
41.88cts, Beautiful fully terminated crystal, C-axis: 14.4mmX13.3mmX25mm, A-B: 25mmX14.4mmX13.3mm
Sorry, just SOLD @ $1.80/ct = $75.38
AFRICAN BRIGHT YELLOW OPAL (Tanzania):
Here are a couple parcels of rather "delicious" looking African opal. This material is semi-translucent and looks like lemon meringue pie filling. Some pieces look clean enough to possibly facet, but this material would obviously be great for carving and cabbing.
I'd love to see someone make a gemstone pie slice or lemon candy out of one of these !
YELLOW African Opal Parcel 1 <-- CLiCK to see picture of stones in this parcel
92.1Grams/460.5cts @ $0.15/ct = $69.08
YELLOW African Opal Parcel 2 <-- CLiCK to see picture of stones in this parcel
93.8Grams/469cts @ $0.15/ct = $70.35
SELECT INDICOLITE TOURMALINE (AFGHANISTAN):
We are please to offer a few true Indicolite Blue Tourmalines. These are exceptionally large crystals and should facet high-value gems. Typically this material sells for $100 per carat in the same quality offered below, but we are offering special wholesale pricing on these pieces. These are stunning pieces recommended for advanced faceters. See individual descriptions for more info.
16.10cts Large rare-sized crystal <-- CLiCK to see picture this stone
...view 2 (C axis)
This one has a bright sky-blue Open C-axis with excellent color on either A-B or C-axis. Not cheap, but this material will cut something that that is worth your time and effort! While there is some minor surface crazing noted, I have polished one end to see down the C-axis, and internally this nice crystal looks 10X clean. This crystal should produce a superb large gem (or a nice pair if you slice in half and cut the C-axis) in the hands of an experienced faceter. Trilliant C-axis: 10.2mmX9.4mmX16mm or A-B axis: 16mmX10mmX9.4mm
16.10cts (9.028 grams!) @ $50.00/ct = $805.00
45.14cts Large rare-sized crystal <-- CLiCK to see picture this stone
This one has a bright sky-blue Open C-axis with excellent color on either A-B or C-axis. Not cheap, but this material will cut something that that is worth your time and effort! As typical of these larger crystals, this crystal has some skin stresses / crazing. These should not be an issue (would be cut away), and these are not even visible across the A-B axis....see the close up. Note that on one edge about 5mm from the end of the crystal there is a veil which protrudes in about 5mm - this is marked in black in the picture. Otherwise the interior cutting portion looks very clean at 10X. In any case, this should produce a superb large gem (or a big one and a smaller one) in the hands of an experienced faceter.
Trilliant shaped C-axis: 14.7mmX12.4mmX22.2mm ; or long A-B axis: 22.7mmX15.2mmX12.8mm
45.14cts (9.028 grams!) @ $48.00/ct = $2166.72
TSILAISITE Tourmaline (Zambia):
Tsilaisite (sill-Eye-site) is an extremely rare species of Tourmaline only found in a few places around the world. It has an intense "neon" green to yellow color and contains a high content of Mn up to 9.2%. One notable find of gemmy facet grade material was in Zambia in the late 1970's, but since that time very little of the material has been available. In recent years a few new finds have been discovered in Zambia at the location of the old mine, and a small amount of gemmy rough became available. If you like collecting and cutting rare Tourmaline here is your chance!
Tsilaisite Parcel 1 <-- CLiCK to see this parcel
12 pieces and all good facet material. range 1.5-3.76 cts in size.
27.92cts @ $3.00/ct = $83.76
Tsilaisite Parcel 2 <-- CLiCK to see this parcel
Sorry, Just SOLD 14 pieces and all good facet material, range 1.47-5.04 cts in size.
33.87cts @ $3.00/ct = $101.61
Tsilaisite Parcel 3 <-- CLiCK to see this parcel
15 pieces and all good facet material, range 1.26-3.72 cts in size.
36.13cts @ $3.00/ct = $108.39
Select Tsilaisites <-- CLiCK to see stones in this group
Stones below in the picture are listed from left to right.
All are 10X facet clean and "large" sizes for this material especially for this clarity.
Meltdown yellow-green 10X clean crystal tip. 13.7X9.5mmX3.9mm
Sorry, just sold 3.64cts @ $ 8.00/ct. = $29.12
Meltdown yellow-green 10X clean chunk 9.1X8mmX6.1mm
3.72cts @ $ 20.00/ct. = $74.40
Meltdown yellow-green 10X clean rectagular chunk. 9.4X6.6mmX5.3mm
4.37cts @ $ 24.00/ct. = $104.88