TAAFFEITE WITH SLIGHT ASTERISM 0.25 CTS 15158  AMONG THE RAREST OF GEMSTONES

TAAFFEITE WITH SLIGHT ASTERISM 0.25 CTS 15158 AMONG THE RAREST OF GEMSTONES

  • Product Code : Product 340
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  • $240.00

  • Ex Tax :$240.00

Description

100% Natural - Not treated in any way.
Rare Collectors 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.


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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