FLUORITE Vintage Blue-green Faceted Trillion 8mm 1.61 cts fgs131

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FLUORITE Vintage Blue-green Faceted Trillion 8mm 1.61 cts fgs131


Gorgeous vintage greenish blue fluorite from Pakistan, a lovely 8 mm trillion cut faceted gemstone weighing 1.88 carats.

Fluorite is calcium fluoride, a mineral that occurs ubiquitously in ore deposits in all parts of the world. As with most minerals, the pure material is colorless, but can acquire myriad hues as a result of the incorporation of chemical impurities as it forms. Fluorite deposits from hot watery solutions, and the chemistry of these solutions changes with time. The result is that fluorite is typically banded - sometimes with many layers of different colors. And there are many, many colors known for the mineral

At hardness 4, fluorite is too soft to be an ideal gem material. In addition, fluorite has perfect octahedral cleavage and is somewhat brittle. Yet, despite this, fluorite beads abound in the marketplace, and seem to survive without significant damage. A faceted gemstone would not survive in a ring, but would be fine in a pendant or earrings.

Large fluorite gems in all colors have been cut for collectors, but some hues are rarer than others. The most common colors are green, brown and yellow. Pinks and blues are less common. Typical inclusions in fluorite are ultra-thin layers containing irregular droplets of the water from which the mineral formed.

Pakistan has become a significant gemstone producer and provides many different kinds of stones to the world marketplace. Joel and I went to Pakistan back in 1982 when it was safe to travel there, and we were as far north as the Khyber Pass and the emerald mines at Swat, in the foothills of the Himalayas. Joel had acquired samples of many different kinds of stones from Pakistan, starting as early as 1975. One sample was a large piece of blue/green fluorite, heavily included and filled with cleavage cracks. Cutting yielded only a handful of small nearly clean stones. But the color is unique and distinctive, and Pakistani fluorite has not entered the commercial marketplace, making these stones truly unique.

One of the photographs shows several of the books Joel has written. The Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones has for more than 30 years been the world's most authoritative source of information on (and pictures of) gemstones, including many of the rare gems, such as andalusite. (books not included in purchase!)

The price is for the one trillion cut fluorite gemstone, which we guarantee to be vintage, untreated and from Pakistan.

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Color: Blue

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We try to ship (First class) within 72 hours of receiving payment. Insurance will add a bit more depending on the value of your purchase.Our products ship first class mail and Priority Mail in the USA and First Class international.
If the customer wishes to have tracking and insurance for international orders,the package must be shipped either Express or Priority mail. Please contact us for such estimated shipping costs.
We cannot be responsible for shipments lost in transit unless insured by the customer.

**We automatically insure DOMESTIC packages if they're $100 or more! All such packages have a tracking number and normally ship USPS First Class *** Priority mail is $7.50 FOR UP TO 1 lb. of merchandise.
For international shipping of higher value items, please contact us for a shipping quotation.

ORDERS INSIDE USA: A charge of $3.60 covers any first class shipment up to 8 ounces. Our beads vary so much in weight that it is impossible for us to apply a single add-on charge for multiple product orders. We will continue to refund to customers any amount that greatly exceeds our actual cost of shipping and handling.
ORDERS OUTSIDE USA: International First Class rates are now crazy: $13.50 for any package weighing from 1-8 ounces. Even an order for 2-3 small bead items may cost $13.50 or more, depending on the type of material (stone versus resin, for example). Please bear with us for a few weeks while we change our listings to account for the new rates. We apologize in advance if we have to adjust the postage cost of an order that has been placed. We will understand if an order is rescinded when the postage cost is too high relative to the product value.

All international orders have contents described as "loose beads" and are flagged as "commercial samples" or " gift" if you prefer to make your life easier when receiving your beads. If you'd like us to mark your order as " gift" instead please let us know!

All our beads are inspected one by one before being shipped. They are individually wrapped to protect them and then put in little plastic ziploc bags.

All vintage beaded jewelry is either shipped in a little gift box tied with a ribbon or in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse.

If you ever have a problem with a damaged bead or jewelry, don't hesitate to contact us. We are only human, and with so many orders going out on a daily basis, there is always room for error. We will replace your order (assuming we have more in stock), issue you a store credit, or give you a full refund if the item is returned in the same condition as it was shipped within 7 days of receiving your order if you are not fully satisfied. You must notify us as soon as you receive your order if there is a problem.
We want you to be 100% thrilled with your purchases!

We value each and every customer and are delighted that you have chosen to shop in our store! Customer relations are extremely important to us and we pride ourselves on the authenticity of what we sell, how we package it, and being accessible to all of you should a question or a problem ever arise.

Thank you - Debby and Joel Arem


mojogirl58 on Sep 24, 2016
5 stars

Nice beads!! Super fast thanks a lot!!!
Patron292488 on Jun 22, 2015
5 stars

I have dreamed of having a necklace such as the jade one. But the red one. That was a surprise. Both are beautiful. Thank you! Best, Jane
Patron129202 on Feb 19, 2015
5 stars

Lovely color;!interesting stones.
Patron249228 on Apr 5, 2014
5 stars

When I thought that I had ordered two of these and then checked out I had to order another set. The seller was very kind and combined my two orders and refunded my shipping.
Patron249228 on Apr 5, 2014
5 stars

Nice quick shipping on some hard to find items! Good packaging too!

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