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pounder2016

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Dumortierite stone...
« on: August 31, 2016, 12:43:39 PM »

This is a stone I just found on the web, & I think it is very neat, the crystal growing within the quartz is the dumortierite, & this is a good example of the more rare configs. Usually the stone is seen as lapis, blue, opaque & not too hard, in the quartz, @ 7.5 on the mohs scale. This stone is very clean, 10x10x7mm, 2.88cts with slight blue in the crystals, a good example- :hello:
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Re: Dumortierite stone...
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 01:12:30 PM »

That is somthing. Never heard of that before
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Re: Dumortierite stone...
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2016, 04:38:27 PM »

Clear quartz with inclusions is a strong interest of mine.  Here's an image of an uncut quartz crystal with included dumortierite.  Very pretty stuff.  Pricey too!

 
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Re: Dumortierite stone...
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2016, 04:39:50 PM »

Beautiful stuff!  I love cool inclusions in quartz.   :icon_sunny:
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Re: Dumortierite stone...
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2016, 06:31:45 PM »

I was soooo impressed with the 1st stone, I bought a 2nd, a little more intense, 9cts, 15x11x8mm, good clarity with good crystal formation, this is for pendent city, a very neat rarity :cool:
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Re: Dumortierite stone...
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2016, 06:57:35 PM »

very pretty.  i can see why you collect them
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Re: Dumortierite stone...
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2016, 11:27:49 PM »

Never seen gems like that. They are beautiful.
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Re: Dumortierite stone...
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2016, 06:06:25 PM »

The finished pendent in 14kt white gold- :glasses9:
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Re: Dumortierite stone...
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2016, 09:43:59 PM »

Yowza!
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Re: Dumortierite stone...
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2016, 07:42:59 AM »

Gorgeous stones and setting!
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Re: Dumortierite stone...
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2016, 09:28:48 AM »

 :hello:
Up here in BC these crystals have been knowen to be called "Rutile" crystals & are mostely found in clear Quartz.
Have a look at this site.    http://www.mineralminers.com/html/rutile.htm

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Re: Dumortierite stone...
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2016, 12:12:15 PM »

:hello:
Up here in BC these crystals have been knowen to be called "Rutile" crystals & are mostely found in clear Quartz.
Have a look at this site.    http://www.mineralminers.com/html/rutile.htm

John
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Hello John, Please to inform the material u refer to is different from the dumortierite stones im showing, these are rutile quartz, there is a difference visually & the rutiles are a different material & color. I think the material is called sagenite-steve  :occasion14: :cool:
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Re: Dumortierite stone...
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2016, 04:40:41 AM »

The latest upgrade to the pendent, 3 stones, 2" tall, 14kt white gold-a single source stone in this config- :headbang: :cool:
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Re: Dumortierite stone...
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2016, 06:31:39 AM »

Spectacular! I love these stones. For some reason, the gold looks yellow in the pictures.
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Re: Dumortierite stone...
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2016, 07:39:32 AM »

    The cabochon with the blue tint is out of this world. I am impressed to the max. Guess I need to start looking for one of those......  wow
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