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 Post subject: A VERY RARE SPHENE
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:39 pm 
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This sphene has emerald green color with 55 cts in weight.mined in madagascar.i hv never seen this emerald green color in sphene.hope this s a most valued rare gemstone.


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 Post subject: Re: A VERY RARE SPHENE
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Largest Chrome Sphene I ever see! :shock:

Have you had it tested?

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Call me suspicious, but I want to see the stone alone against a neutral background :-k .

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yeh i tested the stone.its SPHENE.if want i can post few photos of the stone.any idea how much this would sell :roll:


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What tests were performed? Results?


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Although the stone seems to have a nice color, the term "emerald green" is misplaced here.

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Almost looks like a huge green Zircon, either way, I'd have someone test it with years of experience, though maybe you do have that, but if you do, then I'd think you'd have an idea how much it's worth?

A Sphene of this size & color is virtually unheard of, as is a green Zircon. I'd really make sure you don't have a simulant, which could be very likely.

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ELVIS PRASIOLITE wrote:
Almost looks like a huge green Zircon, either way, I'd have someone test it with years of experience, though maybe you do have that, but if you do, then I'd think you'd have an idea how much it's worth?

A Sphene of this size & color is virtually unheard of, as is a green Zircon. I'd really make sure you don't have a simulant, which could be very likely.
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Shene is typically very included, so to have a clean large specimen is HIGHLY UNLIKLEY!


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Barbara O. Ellis, GG wrote:
Call me suspicious, but I want to see the stone alone against a neutral background :-k .


You mean one where the fingers aren't green too?


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Only 1/5th the size but still large so maybe it isn't as unlikely. This picture looks clean and also mentions it is from Madagascar. I think a lab report would be warranted for such a large and rare gem. Of course I always like more pictures.
http://www.ajsgem.com/gemstones/sphene/sphene-12.96-carats.html
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green fingers, indeed!
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Only 1/5th the size but still large so maybe it isn't as unlikely. This picture looks clean and also mentions it is from Madagascar. I think a lab report would be warranted for such a large and rare gem. Of course I always like more pictures.
http://www.ajsgem.com/gemstones/sphene/sphene-12.96-carats.html
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AJS has a impeccable reputation. I'd have no problem buying this stone. Now I only need someone else s money to do it. Any takers? :)

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rolokr wrote:
Shene is typically very included, so to have a clean large specimen is HIGHLY UNLIKLEY!

The question you should really be asking is, who said it's clean?

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