|Created||November 18, 2021|
Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElvizPrasiolite?ref=l2-shopheader-name (Also note since Esty has substantially raised their sales fees up to 15% of purchase price. You will get better pricing buying directly through me with Paypal)
Facebook store, as I do 99.99% of my business on Facebook & many times my stones do not make it to Esty before being sold.
Videos are the best representation of stone:
Turntable video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyq8lLrqPsM
Finger video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtzDGZFEivQ
Videos taken under LED & fluorescent light. Note – the color of this stone is more vivid than video & the dispersion is much greater.
With a refractive index almost that of Diamond – 2.37. A dispersion three times of Diamond – 1.56. Gem quality Sphalerite has few equals in the gemstone world for a kaleidoscope of swirling dispersion of colors & sheer brilliance. It also can be quite vivid in color.
This stone is a top example of the species. It is eye clean; most Sphalerite is included to the eye. It has a bright medium tone yellow (strong saturation) & world class cutting that allows the dispersion to talk, & the stone does talk loudly.
It comes from the Aliva mine, Santander, Spain, which has been closed since 1989, & has the reputation for producing the finest Spalerite in the world. Gem quality specimens are becoming more & more rarer, as very little is on the market.
A true collector’s gem, Sphalerite is by far best suited just to look at & admire. A soft stone 3/12 - 4 hardness on the mohs scale & sensitive to heat, Sphalerite is not suited for jewelry, though some have set it in pendants & earrings, I do not advise it. If you do, make sure you really have someone that has years of experience setting.
Color – Medium light tone yellow. GIA Gemset Y 4/5 – Strong saturation
Clarity - Eye clean
Cut – Round Diamond brilliant
Dimensions – 10.60 mm
Weight – 6.17 ct
Treatment - None
Origin – Aliva mine, Santander Spain
Payment - Paypal
$8.00 shipping via USPS priority mail in USA with tracking number.
$13.00 shipping to Canada, First Class International
$17.00 the rest of the world, First Class International
7 Day return policy once you receive the stone. Your money back if not satisfied