Lot: Scapolite-5



COLOR: Pastel Yellow to Canary Yellow
CLARITY: Will cut eye-clean to slightly included stones 85%+ Top Facet Rough)
ORIGIN: Tanzania
SIZE: Stones range in size from approximately 10.1 to 32.9+ Carats (17.3+ Carat Average)
WEIGHT: 259.58 Carats (15 Pieces) 51.92 Grams
PRICE: $155.75 ($3.00 Per Gram)

Lovely Lot of Pastel Yellow to Canary Yellow Tanzanian Scapolite Crystal Facet Rough! Most of these stones are a nice medium dark Yellow and unlike the light material that has saturated the market. Roughly 85%+ of this material is high grade facet rough with quite a few nice large stones in here capable of cutting large eye-clean or better finished gems. Please note that quite a few of these stones do have minor inclusions; however, these are typical of Scapolite and many, if not most, of these can be worked around or will facet out to yield eye-clean or better finished gems. These are not small stones and the average weight is about 17+ carats! Most of the stones in here are crystal sections with many stones showing partial terminations. We recently got a shipment of this material in from Tanzania and this is the first lot of this new rough that we are making available. We are working on establishing a regular supply of this rough and have made significant progress in that endeavor. Don't miss this bargain!

  1. Yellow Scapolite turns a nice Purple and Lavender once Irradiated in a cobalt 60 unit at 400-500 Megarads. Post and Prior heating lightens color saturation.