Sphalerite 6mm Round Set of 3 3.25ctw

Set of 3 Spanish Sphalerite minimum 3.25ctw 6mm round. Color will vary. The gemstones were mined in Spain and cut in Sri Lanka.

An uncommon treasure for gemstone collectors, sphalerite is a gem that has few peers in the realm of gemstones. With 3.5 times more dispersion than diamond, its fiery beauty makes it a gem in high demand with gem lovers across the globe. While prized by collectors, the availability of gem quality material is, at best, quite scarce. Historically, Spain has been regarded as the premier source for the finest quality gems. When fashioning rough material into gems, it is all about the lapidary and the cutting process. Sphalerite presents great challenges to the gem cutter due to its lack of hardness, perfect cleavage and brittle nature. Yet, once a gem has been properly cut and polished, the final result is spectacular as the gems internal and external beauty has been revealed! Mother Nature wasn’t shy as she was mixing sphalerite’s formula. It is a zinc sulfide that contains varying amounts of iron, which determine its final color or blends of color. Named from the Greek sphaleros, meaning deceptive, its name is well deserved as it presents identification difficulties in the field without proper gemological tools. A gem not often seen, we invite you to discover the brilliance of sphalerite today at Jewelry Television and jtv.com.
Product TypeGemstone Set
Country of OriginSri Lanka
Piece Count1


Rs 5,570.22

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Sphalerite Gemstone & Information
With greater dispersion than diamond, sphalerite is an intriguing, yet challenging, gem. Known primarily to collectors for its lack of hardness, sphalerite can try the patience of even the most highly skilled lapidaries who dare to fashion it into a finished gem. Not only is it extremely soft, it also has perfect cleavage in six directions, making it extremely difficult to cut and polish! Add in the fact that it’s a brittle gem, and you have an idea of the challenge that awaits its potential cutter. When a talented lapidary can complete the task of fashioning a gem, the results are more than worth the lapidary’s efforts!

Gemstone SpeciesSphalerite
Carat Weight3.25 ctw
Gemstone ShapeRound
Gemstone Dimensions6.00mm L x 6.00mm W
Gemstone ColorMulti-color
Gemstone CompositionNatural
EnhancementNo Known Treatment
Material CompositionNatural
Origin CountrySpain



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