Wah Wah Mountains Bixbite Minimum .20ct Mm Varies. Mined In Utah And Cut In United States.
One of the world's largest annual gemstone and jewelry shows, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show didn't disappoint our savvy gemstone buyers again this year. They scoured the various shows, trekked down each aisle and visited hundreds of vendor booths to find only the best values on the most exciting gems and minerals for you. This item represents one of those fantastic deals they found during the show! Bixbite, also known as red emerald or red beryl, is not only the rarest variety in the beryl family, but also one of the rarest gems on the planet. When you think of beryl, there are many varieties, including emerald, aquamarine, morganite, goshenite, heliodor, green beryl, golden beryl and bixbite. While many of these beryl varieties are well known, the same cannot be said about bixbite. One of the most collectible and highly desirable of all gemstones, bixbite was first discovered in the Thomas Range of Utah in 1904. A subsequent discovery in Utah's Wah Wah Mountains in 1958 uncovered the first (and to date, only) source of gem-quality crystals. If you are a searching for a true American beauty, look no further than bixbite, the American red beryl from Utah.