This material came from Madagascar and has a good depth of color.
(hilbos-05-01p) Only $40/ct
We choose a few pieces of this material from perhaps a few thousand pieces
that we had recently seen. We thought the colors were absolutely wonderful. A few
had incredible picture-like quality; they looked like desert scenes, with
mountains, plateaus, blufs and with a greyish blue overcast sky. These again,
like all of our material, is the best of the best. We understand that this comes
from Wyoming and it really hasn't been actively mined for about 20 years. Have
also heard that the deposit is difficult to get to. The original namers of this
material had wanted to pay tribute to Hawaii, but mispelled the name - Owyhee.
This is where the name came from. We have also heard some other stories, but
haven't delved into it; we typically deal with faceted gemstones, but many times
beautiful things catch our eyes such as this material.
Approx 60x29mm 69.76cts (remc-06-01b) $250
Blue Topaz - 14.80cts - 10 pieces $99
From a fairly new find of Peridot in China, the photo of this gemstone
does not due it any justice! It is a good green, a large eye clean Peridot
at a great price. (selgem-06b-01) $848
29.39ct Faceted Glass with unusual, currently unknown
This faceted item was faceted from a piece of what was said
to be Natural Volcanic Glass from Africa. The original owner, who is an
American Gemstone Dealer in Africa, has only seen chunks of this material
twice in about 30 years. His impression was this was natural. This faceted
piece was sent to John Koivula, formerly of GIA and now employed by AGTA.
John has written a book of gemstone inclusions and is currently working on
another edition. John examined this piece and believes that it is man-made
glass. John said in an email - "The inclusion in your glass might be
cristobalite? I have seen such inclusions in partially devitrified glass
before." The inclusions in the rough are really unique and we are
considering faceting more of this material and attempting to place the
inclusion under the table in the center of the piece. Examples of this
material were sent to a person known for his expertise on glasses. He was
not able to identify the inclusion, how it was made, etc. It certainly had
him intrigued. We only have this one piece. It is extremely interesting,
has a great cut and polish, as one of our local cutters faceted it. This
material seems to show dispersion under the right lights also. A must have
for those who like the unusual - $599
We have photographed all of our Radiant, Princess and Round Zincite from
Poland. What is Zincite? Click on the photo of any of the Zincites below and see
not only photos our our available stock, but learn about this unique and
interesting gemstone - a must for a collector!
2.61ct Octagon Sphalerite, Spain (lmb-03-01a) $456 Way below the current wholesale price for such a piece!
5.45ct Pakistani Peridot, U.S. Faceted Wonderful cut and color - the
color in the photograph is deeper than in real life, but it is a real nice
Peridot color and it certainly sparkles. This is a very large and very
clean Peridot. There are a few small inclusions which are not readily
visible to the unaided eye. (flg-97-01) $1,635
Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl - 2.45ct Nice size, wonderful
transparency, incredibly sharp eye - the finest we have had in over 20
years. The photos do not do this gem justice! 7.4X5.9X6.0 (aw-04-03)
Note: Magnification and bright lighting is required to
photograph gemstones. Some inclusions may be visible
under these circumstances. You are viewing photographs as
if you were using a loupe or microscope - not your unaided eye.
Under normal conditions, these inclusions may not be
Not responsible for mismatches of prices, photos, stocknumbers, etc.
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