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Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct

Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct
Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct
Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct
Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct
Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct
Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct
Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct
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Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct
Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct
Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct
Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct
Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct
Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct
Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct
360 Sphalerite 23.55x24.2x16.53mm Round Custom Cut 66.74ct
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Spanish strong Orange sphalerite 66.74ct 23.55x24.20x16.53mm round, custom cut. The gemstone was mined from the Aliva Mine in Cantabria, Spain and was also cut in Spain. The gemstone comes with an Stone Group Labs Gemstone Identification and Origin Report. The stone has been appraised by Craig Lynch G.G. for $6,005.00.

All of the Spanish sphalerite gemstones in our President's Collection are wonderful. The majority of these very large sphalerite gems were acquired from a well known lapidary from his personal collection. Usually, fine gems of these sizes, above 25 carats, that have exceptional custom lapidary cuts from the closed Aliva Mine in Spain are never seen. Get this one now, it is ideal for the serious collector!

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!



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
$6,005.00
Certificate Type
Gemological Lab Report
Certifying Organization
SGL
Piece Count
1

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