Large and Rare Danburite
Lot 1195A
Large and Rare Danburite
Sold for US$ 750 inc. premium

Lot Details
Large and Rare Danburite
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Danburite, is a relatively new gemstone discovered in 1839 in Danbury, Connecticut. The original deposit is now buried under that New England city. With a hardness of 7, danburite is quite hard and suitable for any kind of jewelry. Because of its high refractive index, well cut danburites are remarkably bright and can look something like diamonds. Today, most of colorless danburite comes from Mexico.

The best danburites are found in the deposits of Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The gemstone is rarely seen in sizes larger than 10 carats. The present colorless specimen has been expertly faceted into an elongated oval-cut. It is an exceptional choice for the collector of colorless rarities due to its clarity, large size and excellent faceting.
Weighing approximately 20.52 cts and measuring 28.0 x 11.0 x 8.5mm.
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