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A Rich Violet Blue Benitoite 

Fancy trillium cut benitoite.

1.83 carat Benitoite

Gemologist's Notes:
Benitoite (beh-NEE-toe-ite)  is a rare gem that was first discovered in 1906 along the headwaters of the San Benito River in San Benito County,  California.  This small region is the only source in the world for gem quality Benitoite.  Because of its rarity and beauty,  Benitotite was adopted as California's state gemstone in 1985.

Benitoites have often been mistaken for fine blue sapphires and spinels due to their rich blue-violet colors.  Benitoites tend to be found in smaller sizes with gems larger than one carat being the exception.  Larger gems with rich color and exceptional quality are greatly prized by collectors.


Weight: 1.83 carats

Measurements: 6.9  millimeters

Cut Style: fancy trillium

Color: rich Blue-Violet hue
dark tone
moderate saturation

Comments: Very well cut with nice dispersion and high lustre.

Cost: This rare gem has been set in a  platinum pendant.

Treatments: This gemstone has not been treated to enhance its color or clarity.

We liked this Benitoite so much that we could not resist setting it in
a beautiful engraved platinum pendant ....

Trillium benitoite pendant accented with with four diamonds.

Here are a few more jewels we have created ....

Tanzanite pendant with nine accenting diamonds.Sapphire and diamond ring in 18kt gold.A striking platinum pendant with a lavender spinel.

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