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Spanish Sphalerite 62.37ct 24.50mm Round Custom Cut

Spanish Sphalerite 62.37ct 24.50mm Round Custom Cut
Spanish Sphalerite 62.37ct 24.50mm Round Custom Cut
Spanish Sphalerite 62.37ct 24.50mm Round Custom Cut
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Spanish Sphalerite 62.37ct 24.50mm Round Custom Cut
Spanish Sphalerite 62.37ct 24.50mm Round Custom Cut
Spanish Sphalerite 62.37ct 24.50mm Round Custom Cut
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Spanish sphalerite 62.37ct 24.50mm round, Bright Angel cut. Gemstone was mined from the Aliva Mine in Cantabria, Spain and was also cut in Spain.



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 very large Spanish sphalerite is quite dazzling! It boasts beautiful yellowish- orange colors, which are rarely seen in gems of this size. While it does have some internal characteristics, it is such a special treasure that it was fashioned into a custom cut design from master lapidary Paul Head called the Bright Angel cut. An incredible addition to any rare gem collection, this stone comes from the famed, and now-closed, Aliva Mine in Cantabria, Spain.

Product Type
Single Gemstone
Country of Origin
Spain
Piece Count
1
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