Apophyllite and Stilbite on Blue Chalcedony from Maharashtra, India
Dimension: 6.2cm x 4cm x 4cm
Locality: Savada, Dharangaon Taluka, Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
This gorgeous piece is composed of diamond-graded Apophyllite (Fluorapophyllite) and Stilbite mined from Savada, Maharashtra, India in early 2020. Highly lustrous Stilbite crystals in a lovely peachy orange color aesthetically nestled in a matrix of gem quality Apophyllite crystals. Apophyllite crystals of this quality are called “Diamond Apophyllite” on the market due to its water-clear transparency and gemminess. They have marvelous brightness, are exceedingly lustrous and they glow like diamonds, mesmerizing! A thin crust of Chalcedony is embedded in the middle of the piece, a classic feature of Indian Zoelite combo piece. This is for sure a top quality example with great aesthetics and gemminess. Comes with a high quality copper-wired display stand.
All productions in India has come to a near standstill due to the 2021 Covid outbreak, our miners told us that there’d be no new Indian specimens at least in the coming one year. Prices have already increased sharply for specimens mined before 2021 and it is still rising.
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