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.
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
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