"Don't cry for me Argentina." This gem was just radically reduced in price.
Just amazing, will be beautiful mounted. Surrounded by pearls or diamonds this will be a world class piece of jewelry.
Cab is rounded on both sides, no flat side. Ask us about mounting or use your master jeweler.
Large teardrop shaped 2-sided cabochon,
Amazing Luster, color and clarity.
Translucent single color rhodochrosite in watermelon candy red is rare without inclusions in this almost transparent gem.
American award winning gem cutter cut and polished this "candy like," 2 sided cabochon is the rarest form of Argentinian Rhodochrosite which is the semi transparent material.
Just magical! VS (there is one tiny inclusion that is minuscule and would be easily covered by a mounting. You will have to look well to even locate this one tiny white dimple on the side of the gem. More than 99% of Rhodochrosite is not transparent. Much less an evenly saturated watermelon red cab on of large ring or pendant size gem.
18.1 x 13.3 x 6.35mm
Looks like Sweet Home mine material. I prefer this vivid color, but love both.
Sweet Home Mine has shut down and prices on gem quality rhodochrosite are rising. This Argentinian material in this quality/size/clarity is also very rare in watermelon red in this size. Only a tiny amount of material is found in this quality and usually in much smaller sizes. See matching stone (rounded) for having a ring and pendant made. We also have a gorgeous vintage rhodochrosite ring available now in gold. (Sorry the ring has sold.) But the two large cabs of deeper more vivid color are available while they they last