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 Post subject: Pretty Euclase, Faceted from Zimbabwe
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:41 am 
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I wanted to share my newest addition here since I believe it is rare enough to make an entry. In case I'm wrong please move the thread to where-ever it may belong:

1.56 carat


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 Post subject: Re: Pretty Euclase, Faceted from Zimbabwe
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Yes, Blue Euclase from Zimbabwe is an awesome gem and now really rare. Good availability in the 80th and early 90th but then it was gone.

I have 4 items ( 0,19 - 1,17 ct ) in my collection. Sometimes you find some in the second market or old stock material. But indeed are rare and beautiful gem. Took me more than 18 years to find a second one - last year we found around 7 stones from old stock.

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Strong zoning - typical for this material ( stone in the left corner are Hauyne)

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top blue

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dark blue - like azurite or a dark but fine colored sapphire.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretty Euclase, Faceted from Zimbabwe
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The second arrived. Strongly zoned but nice. I have one more coming.

https://www.wildfishgems.com/inc/sdetai ... 0826/20951

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 Post subject: Re: Pretty Euclase, Faceted from Zimbabwe
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Euclase is quite common in Colombia, where they are sometimes referred to as "blueberries". Several years ago in Bogota I purchased a very nice greenish-blue faceted stone selected from a small parcel, and was shown a large mineral specimen with dozens of crystals in matrix. I also purchased a few rough stones so one of these days I'll get around to cutting them.

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Finewater Gems wrote:
Euclase is quite common in Colombia, where they are sometimes referred to as "blueberries". Several years ago in Bogota I purchased a very nice greenish-blue faceted stone selected from a small parcel, and was shown a large mineral specimen with dozens of crystals in matrix. I also purchased a few rough stones so one of these days I'll get around to cutting them.


We would love to see the cut stones! Would be great if you send me or arglthesheep a PM.

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