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13.45cts smithsonite blue cabochon 16x16 mm octagan loose gemstone s14324

Item Code: S767-S14324

  • Model #S14324
  • Primary StoneSMITHSONITE
  • Metal Type925 Silver
  • ColorBLUE
  • StyleGemstones
  • Design Pattern
  • Stone Weight (Ct)13.45
  • Weight (Gms)2.69
  • Size: (inch)
  • Secondary StoneExotic
SMITHSONITE

Smithsonite

The rare carbonate of zinc, Smithsonite sometimes referred to as “zinc spar”. This stone was named after the British chemist and mineralogist, James Smithson (1765-1829). James Smithson founded the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., and in 1832, Smithsonite was confirmed as a distinct mineral. Smithsonite is considered as the world’s second most important industrial ore of the metal zinc, and the first one is Sphalerite. Based on the rarity of gemstone quality, this stone is considered as the least popular gemstone. Therefore, gem collectors were the one, who sought this stone rather than jewelry designers. The alternate name of Smithsonite is bona mite, which usually occurs as the earthy botryoidal masses. ...

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