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Author:  Finewater Gems [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Colombian Blueberries

I just got back from another trip to Bogota, where I again checked out the emerald shops downtown in my free time. I became a little jaded looking at all the emeralds so I started searching out the more unusual stones, like trapiche and cat's emeralds when I found some unusual blue stones that I had never seen before. These were euclase (or "blueberries" as the dealers call them), with the better ones priced around $1000 to $1500/ct. Many were very dark, but I found a very pretty little 0.52ct greenish-blue stone that I purchased. After inquiring at another shop, a friend of the owner brought over a large euclase specimen about the size of a grapefruit and chock-full of gemmy crystals. It was too much for my budget and I'm not really a specimen collector, but I did buy a few small crystals for fun.

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Author:  Jason Barrett [ Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Colombian Blueberries

Wonderful! Euclase is a great stone. Thanks for posting!

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