Your direct source for Sapphire Gravel Paydirt from the Sapphire Mines of Montana. Benitoite Ore from the Benitoite Gem Mine in San Benito County, CA. Mined Gemstones and Fine Mineral Specimens from the United States and Worldwide. Benitoite is one of the rarest gemstones on earth. Gem quality Benitoite is only found one place, a small area in San Benito County, CA.Benitoite can range in color from dark blue with violet to light blue, white to colorless. Benitoite fluoresces a beautiful blue color under shortwave ultra violet light. If it does not fluoresce this bright blue color, then it is not benitoite. I cannot state this enough, be careful when purchasing any benitoite. Due to it's rarity and steep increases in price within the last few years for good quality benitoite gemstones, there are some dealers trying to sell other blue gemstones as benitoite. Or "certified" from these countries. If you look at the photos of their stones, the photos are always color enhanced, the stones are lesser quality than listed, and the cut of the stones, well let's just say you'll get what you pay for.
Remember that anyone can make up a "certificate" on a computer and say that a gemstone is certified. 47 carats, Very Eye Clean. Clarity: VVS Type: Benitoite Luster: Excellent Weight. Origin: San Benito County, California USA, Size: 4.8 mm x 3.1 mm Color: Medium to Dark Blue / Violet Shape: Modified Round Brilliant Cut Treatment: None, 100% natural.This is a beautiful precision cut benitoite gemstone. Faceted Benitoite gemstones this clean are very rare, and getting even more rare every day.
This stone is Eye Clean. Using a 10X loupe, a very slight veil type inclusion can be seen hidden in the girdle.
The color is a beautiful benitoite medium to dark blue with violet. This benitoite shows the gems Pleochroism very well, making the stone appear slightly lighter or darker in color depending on the orientation when viewed. The stone has amazing life in the sunlight. Please look at all of the photos.
They just cannot properly express the true beauty of this stone. All photos are taken at extreme magnification, so that you can see what you are purchasing. Anything on the surface of the stone in the photos is either dust, cotton fibers, or what is known as flea bits. These cannot be seen with the naked eye.
47 carats, VVS, Round Cut, #bf47" is in sale since Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones\Other Loose Gemstones".The seller is "capistranomining" and is located in San Juan Capistrano, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.