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Sphalerite 15.8x11.9x7.78mm Oval Brilliant Cut 11.53ct

Sphalerite 15.8x11.9x7.78mm Oval Brilliant Cut 11.53ct
Sphalerite 15.8x11.9x7.78mm Oval Brilliant Cut 11.53ct
Sphalerite 15.8x11.9x7.78mm Oval Brilliant Cut 11.53ct
Sphalerite 15.8x11.9x7.78mm Oval Brilliant Cut 11.53ct
Sphalerite 15.8x11.9x7.78mm Oval Brilliant Cut 11.53ct
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Sphalerite 15.8x11.9x7.78mm Oval Brilliant Cut 11.53ct
Sphalerite 15.8x11.9x7.78mm Oval Brilliant Cut 11.53ct
Sphalerite 15.8x11.9x7.78mm Oval Brilliant Cut 11.53ct
Sphalerite 15.8x11.9x7.78mm Oval Brilliant Cut 11.53ct
Sphalerite 15.8x11.9x7.78mm Oval Brilliant Cut 11.53ct
Sphalerite 15.8x11.9x7.78mm Oval Brilliant Cut 11.53ct
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Spanish strong reddish orange sphalerite 11.53ct 15.80x11.90x7.78mm oval. The gemstone was mined in Spain and cut in Thailand. Gemstone comes with a Gemworld Verification Report.

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. 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 sulfide that contains varying amounts of iron, which determine its final color or mixture of color. Named from the Greek word "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 magnificent sphalerite was fashioned by master lapidary Egor Gavrilenko, who specializes in cutting gem quality Spanish sphalerite, a rare gem prized for its exceptional optical characteristics. Mr. Gavrilenko has been fascinated with geology and mineralogy since he was a child growing up in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Surrounded by mineral crystals brought home by his geologist father, Egor turned his childhood passion into a successful career as he began working in the gem testing laboratory of the Spanish Gemological Institute (IGE) and later as a mineralogist and lecturer at the Spanish Open University (UNED). Today, he is the IGE delegate to the Federation for European Education of Gemology (FEEG), holding the position of Vice Chairman since 2012. In 2007, Egor returned to his passion of lapidary work, concentrating primarily on precision faceting, developing new faceting designs and optimizing existing designs with the aid of computer technology. Egor's desire is for every gem lover to be aware of the incredible optical properties of Spanish sphalerite, made even more dazzling by his expert faceting!

JTV's President's Collection offers prestigious gemstones hand-selected by our very own President and Chief Executive Officer of Jewelry Television, Tim Matthews.

Tim is an accomplished scholar and life member of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A). His academic credentials include a Juris Doctor (JD) from Harvard Law School, Gemmology (FGA) and Diamond (DGA) diplomas from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, and a Graduate Gemologist (GG) diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

With a deep passion for gemstones and jewelry, he has personally curated each item in this exquisite collection. When you acquire an item from JTV's President's Collection, you can be assured that you have a special gem from our most exclusive collection. Each gem from this collection will come in special packaging with a certification card signed by our President and CEO.

Share this premier collection with our very own gem enthusiast Tim Matthews and grow your collection through JTV's President's Collection from The Vault by Jewelry Television.

Product Type
Single Gemstone
Collection
Presidents Collection
Country of Origin
Thailand
Certificate Type
Gemological Lab Report
Certifying Organization
GemWorld
Piece Count
1
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