Taaffeite Pale Purple 0.73 cts - Among The Rarest of Gemstones - 18184

Taaffeite Pale Purple 0.73 cts - Among The Rarest of Gemstones - 18184

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Taaffeite Pale Purple 0.73 cts 18184
Among The Rarest of Gemstones
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Gem Description
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100% Natural - Not treated in any way.

Rare Colectors Gem.

Suitable for Museums,Institutions and Students of Gemology.

Clean Gems are rare.

Large Sizes are Extremely Rare.

Among the Rarest of gemstones.

Taaffeite - Named after Richard Taaffe(1898 - 1967) of Germany who discovered the first gem in 1945 while sorting a parcel of Sri Lankan (Ceylon) Spinel.Taaffeite is one of the Rarest gems in the world - A thousand times rarer than Diamond. If you collect all the Taaffeites in the world, you would get probably a handful and the Rarest Musgrovites, less than ten specimen are documented.

Carats 0.73
Size 7.4 x 4.9 x 2.7mm
Color Pale Purple
Clarity Included


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Shape Oval
Treatment None
Origin Sri Lanka
Location Colombo,Sri Lanka
Price
$.490.00
About This Gem

Refractive Index: 1.726 – 1.733
Hardness: 8
Chemical Composition: Mg3Al8BeO16
Density: 3.60 - 3.61
Crystal Group: Hexagonal

Taaffeite comes in mauve, purple pink, and red.  Reds are extremely rare. If you collect all the faceted gems in the world you would get less than a handful -a thousand times rarer than Diamond. We have come across a couple of Star stones, and color-change stones, which are extremely rare – just a few - less than ten specimens documented so far.Among the ten rarest gems in the world! Named after Bohemian Edward Taaffe who discovered the first Taaffiete from a box  of Sri Lankan spinels in 1945. The stone displayed a double refraction which   was uncharacteristic of Spinel.


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