Rare Carolina Hiddenite Gemstone (9.3 ct) 18x31mm Deep Oval cut
Product description: Hiddenite was first found in 1879, and in strict terms is defined as the green, chromium-rich transparent variety of Spodumene from North Carolina. Although additional localities containing transparent green Spodumene were found since then, their significance lacks in comparison to the material from the type locality. Chromium impurities are responsible for the green color in North Carolina Hiddenite; the other localities generally produce lighter colored and more yellowish in tone, and lack the chromium. Hiddenite is a very rare connoisseur gemstone, and good gems are remarkably valuable and increasingly difficult to come across. A true Carolina Hiddenite gemstone of this size is extremely rare.