Extremely Rare Taaffeite Gemstone from Sri Lanka, 0.80 cts., 7.9x5.3 mm., Freeform Shape


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Gem: Taaffeite
Weight: 0.80 cts.
Size: 7.9 x 5.3 mm.
Color: Light Purple
Clarity: SI
Cut: Freeform
Locality: Sri Lanka
Treatment: None

Taaffeite is one of the top ten rare stones in the world! It has an interesting history of its discovery as a new mineral. Richard Taaffe discovered the stone in a Dublin jewelry shop in 1945. The stone was being sold as a spinel, which is easily understandable except for one point. Spinel in singly refractive and Taaffeite is doubly refractive. This attribute can be recognized by an experienced and learned eye. This was the first mineral to ever be described from an already faceted stone. Very little of this mineral exist and many of those were sold as Spinel. The stone has good clarity for a rare stone, and it glitters beautifully in hand. It is a light purple color and has been cut in this aesthetic freeform shape. These stones are so rare that its impossible to know if it can be replaced. Taaffeite is a 8 to 8.5 in hardness which makes it a fantastic jewelry stone! You can easily wear this stone every day in a ring, and have a top 10 rarest gemstone to show off! Enjoy!

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