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1.6 carat Green Apatite Gemstone

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Phosphophyllite is a mineralogical rarity so highly prized by mineral enthusiasts that very few faceted examples are ever produced, leading to some collectors considering a faceted gem to be the 'holy grail' of rare gemstones. This 1.40cts. oval is from the only source of gem quality crystals, Pitosi in Bolivia.

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Tsavorite garnet, 325.13 ct. The superior size and color of the 325.13 ct. tsavorite garnet from Merelani was discovered at the Tucson Gem & Mineral show in 2007. Courtesy of Michael Couch & Associates, West Des Moines, Iowa; photo by Robert Weldon © GIA

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There are three indisputable kings of green in gemstones: Emerald, Tsavorite and Jadeite. Everyone loves green in at least one of its many shades, but not everyone is keen on expensive fragile emeralds or jadeite. So here is our list of 10 other unusual or more obscure examples of green gemstones. 1. Demantoid (Garnet) 2. Green cat’s eye quartz 3. Green Zircon 4. Sphene 5. Vanadium Chysoberyl 6. Green Kornerupine 7. Chrome Tourmaline 8. Green Aquamarine 9. Maw Sit Sit 10. Green Vesuvianite

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Emerald, Bloodstone, Chrysoprase, Tsavorite Garnet, Peridot, Evergreen Diffused Topaz, Green Mystic Topaz, Chatham Created Emerald and Green Tourmaline are just a few of Nature's green gemstones.

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Paraiba Tourmaline, named after the place it was found. It has appeared in the most amazing colours of neon blue (turquoise), green, blue, mauve and violet. Paraiba Tourmalines are amongst the most powerful and healing gemstones

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Green Moss Tree Agate Stone Cabochon Semiprecious stone Milky and Clear Agate

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