|We have heard
and seen Cats Eye Aquamarine, but here is an
example of the same mineral (Beryl) with a
body that is semi translucent and with FINE
Cats Eyes. We found this material by
accident and purchased only the best
'eyes' of the parcel. These really are
fantastic, as they have very sharp eyes, look
very much like Chrysoberyl Cat's Eyes which
are far more costly and this yellow beryl is
actually more uncommon and rare when found
containing cat's eyes! It has the same
look as Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl - the so called
Honey and Milk phenomenon. These
semi-transparent pieces become half milky and
half transparent depending on the orientation
of the light source, and they suddenly develop
the cat's eye with the proper
dimensions: 8x10mm - a very nice size
all around. Would make wonderful rings, especially for men, or just as part of a collection of an important
new find or for those who collect gemstones that have been Published! (ucsc-10-01p) Only $500/ct.
To purchase the same sized Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl, one would have to pay about $15,000+ wholesale (based on The Guide 2014 wholesale price list, 3.00-4.99ct, Extra Fine, Lower/Upper averaged).
All four of these gemstones have been studied/published, appearing in a photo and described within an article devoted to these unique pieces - Gems & Gemology(GIA) Fall 2015 Edition, and possibly within another GIA article. See below for link to the article.
Weights are as follows - left to right in the photo above:
4.13cts - Published in GIA's Gems & Gemology
4.18cts - Published in Gemstones: Understanding, Identifying, Buying; and in GIA's Gems & Gemology
4.31cts - Published in GIA's Gems & Gemology
4.48cts - Published in GIA's Gems & Gemology
To quote GIA regarding these Unique Gems - "...conducted the analysis and observed some very interesting and unusual inclusions in these heliodor samples... they all have very rare well-formed blue octahedral gahnite crystals (ZnAl2O4, spinel group mineral). The gahnite inclusions have never been reported before in beryl and maybe can be used as a diagnostic inclusion of the geographic origin of the stone after some more detailed research in the future."
Limited Availability: If you wish to possess very unique and unusual gemstones, your wishing can be over - these few gems fall into that category! Once these gems appear in trade magazines, the secret will be out...
GIA's Gems & Gemology (Fall 2015): Blue Gahnite Inclusions in Cat's-Eye Heliodor
|A - 6.71ct Tajikistan Yellow Beryl (Heliodor) 12.5mm (blumnt-97-01e) $671|
|B - 10.88ct Tajikistan Yellow Beryl (Heliodor) Approx 20x12mm (blumnt-97-01d) $1,088|
11.12ct Tajikistan Yellow Beryl (Heliodor)
|This unique piece was created using facets, sculpting and optical dishes, with some optical dishes being within other optical dishes. A super interesting piece for someone who wants something unique - reminiscent of Munsteiner, Dyber and others! (blumnt-13-01a) $100/ct|
|17.80ct Tajikistan Yellow Beryl|
|This beauty was just returned by our Master Facetor (Stephen Kotlowski). It is a piece of yellow beryl purchased about 10 years ago from Tajikistan. The faceting is Competition Cutting as is all work from this cutter. Every facet junction meets perfectly and the life/sparkle is incredible. This could be entered in a cutting competition such as the AGTA Cutting Edge Competition. 19.90x13.60x10mm (blumnt-97-01a) $5,340|
|12.35ct Tajikistan Yellow Beryl|
|This beauty was faceted by our Master Facetor, Stephen Kotlowski. It is a piece of yellow beryl purchased about 10 years ago from Tajikistan. The faceting is Competition Cutting as is all work from this cutter. Every facet junction meets perfectly and the life/sparkle is incredible. This could be entered in a cutting competition such as the AGTA Cutting Edge Competition. (blumnt-98-01a) $8,027|
|Yellow Beryl Trilliant from Brasil - 3 pieces totalling 14.49cts. May be purchased separately or take 10% off the total price by purchasing the parcel. (yahya-06a-13) $175 per carat|
|Yellow Beryl Ovals from Brasil - 3 pieces totalling 17.88cts. May be purchased separately or take 10% off the total price by purchasing the parcel. (yahya-06a-14) $160 per carat|
A - 2.68ct Oval, Tajikistan rough, U.S. faceted (blumnt-01) $469
B - 2.36ct Emerald Cut,Tajikistan rough, U.S. faceted: $354
C - 3.97ct Emerald Cut,Tajikistan rough, U.S. faceted (blumnt97-01d4) $794
A - 3.06ct Elongated Emerald Cut, Tajikistan rough, U.S. faceted: $459
|B - 2.35ct Fancy Cushion, Tajikistan rough, U.S. faceted: $352|
|C - 3.98ct Elongated Emerald Cut, Tajikistan rough, U.S. faceted: $597|
|A - 2.97ct Pear Shaped Yellow Beryl (HF-87-02) Brasil $297|
|B - 8.17ct Fancy Cut Yellow Beryl, Brasil, faceted by a Brasilian Cutter (woman) living in LA , wonderful piece! (ncco-91-06) $1,634|
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 - not your unaided eye. Under normal conditions, these inclusions may not be visible.
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