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Bulgarian Brown Yellow Green Sphalerite 99.17ct 30.82x26.71x17.75mm Triangle, Custom Cut. The Gemstone Was Mined From The Guidurska Mine In Bulgaria's Rhodope Mountains And Cut In Spain. The Gemstone Comes With A Stone Group Labs Gemstone Identification And Origin Report. The Stone Has Been Appraised By Craig Lynch G.G. For $11,010.00.
An uncommon treasure for gemstone collectors, sphalerite is a gem that has few peers in the realm of gemstones. With 3.5 times more dispersion than diamond, its fiery beauty makes it a gem in high demand with gem lovers across the globe. While prized by collectors, the availability of gem quality material is, at best, quite scarce. Historically, Spain has been regarded as the premier source for the finest quality gems. When fashioning rough material into gems, it is all about the lapidary and the cutting process. Sphalerite presents great challenges to the gem cutter due to its lack of hardness, perfect cleavage and brittle nature. Yet, once a gem has been properly cut and polished, the final result is spectacular as the gems internal and external beauty has been revealed! Mother Nature wasn't shy as she was mixing sphalerite's formula. It is a zinc oxide that contains varying amounts of iron, which determine its final color or blends of color. Named from the Greek sphaleros, meaning deceptive, its name is well deserved as it presents identification difficulties in the field without proper gemological tools. A gem not often seen, we invite you to discover the brilliance of sphalerite today at Jewelry Television and jtv.com.
This is a world-class, museum quality sphalerite from the Guidurska Mine in Bulgaria's Rhodope Mountains. While it isn't confirmed, this gem is quite possibly the largest Bulgarian green sphalerite ever faceted! Its slightly yellowish green color is dramatic and helps minimize its internal characteristics. Its impressive size and exceptional dispersion have been highlighted in a custom trillion cut by master lapidary Egor Gavrilenko with the finest precision faceting that this stone demands. Add this potential record-setting gem to your rare gem collection today!
The Vault by Jewelry Television includes many of the finest gems our experts have encountered during our 20+ year history. Whether discovered at a trade show, purchased from a gem dealer or bought from a private collection, each gem from The Vault is museum-quality and worthy of addition to any world-class collection. Shop The Vault by Jewelry Television to discover gems that boast exceptional color, clarity, cut and polish, while still at the value you expect from JTV. Opportunities like this are only available thanks to our buyer's extensive connections built from their more than 100 cumulative years of experience in the gem industry. So, take advantage of their hard work and build your own vault collection from The Vault by Jewelry Television.
Craig A. Lynch, G.G., is an Accredited Senior Gemologist and Certified Insurance Appraiser. Mr. Lynch has more than 35 years experience in the jewelry and gemstone industries and is the owner of Ouellet and Lynch, an independent appraisal firm in Phoenix, AZ. His company appraises fine jewelry for retail stores in the western U.S. and regularly appraises and consults for law firms, banks and private individuals. Mr. Lynch has served for more than 10 years on the Board of Directors of the International Accredited Gemologists Association. He is a past president of the Arizona Jewelers Association as well as a member of the Jewelers of America and the Jewelers Security Alliance. A published author, Mr. Lynch has appeared on numerous television shows as a jewelry expert and prides himself in keeping abreast of the latest developments in the gemological field.
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