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Sphalerite 21.74x21.32mm Round Marko-I-Noor Cut 55.87ct

Sphalerite 21.74x21.32mm Round Marko-I-Noor Cut 55.87ct
Sphalerite 21.74x21.32mm Round Marko-I-Noor Cut 55.87ct
Sphalerite 21.74x21.32mm Round Marko-I-Noor Cut 55.87ct
Sphalerite 21.74x21.32mm Round Marko-I-Noor Cut 55.87ct
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Sphalerite 21.74x21.32mm Round Marko-I-Noor Cut 55.87ct
Sphalerite 21.74x21.32mm Round Marko-I-Noor Cut 55.87ct
Sphalerite 21.74x21.32mm Round Marko-I-Noor Cut 55.87ct
Sphalerite 21.74x21.32mm Round Marko-I-Noor Cut 55.87ct
Sphalerite 21.74x21.32mm Round Marko-I-Noor Cut 55.87ct
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Spanish sphalerite 55.87ct 21.74x21.32x15.28mm round Marko-I-Noor cut faceted by Egor Gavrilenko. The gemstone was mined and cut in Spain. The gemstone comes with a Stone Group Labs Gemstone Identification and Origin Report and has been appraised by Craig Lynch G.G. for $7,960.00.

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 sulfide that contains varying amounts of iron, which determine its final color or blends 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. Fascinated with geology and mineralogy since he was a child growing up in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Egor was surrounded by mineral crystals brought home by his geologist father. He 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). 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). 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 comes in special packaging with a certification card signed by our President and CEO.

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.

Product Type
Single Gemstone
Collection
Presidents Collection
Country of Origin
Spain
Appraisal Included
Yes
Appraisal Value
$7,960.00
Certificate Type
Gemological Lab Report
Certifying Organization
SGL
Piece Count
1
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