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Neptune

Shiny_Rock
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Hiding behind these big "sabers", lol!

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Interesting thread. The apatite will never throw off rainbows or show much dispersion no matter how well it’s cut. I find the same thing true of tourmaline, beryls, and peridot to name a few.

Now demantoid, sphene, sphalerite...

They put Diamond to shame, although dark colored diamonds like the Hope and mochas, greys, champagnes, can be extremely dispersive.

Good to know. No rainbows, no problem as long as I enjoy the colors.
 

Neptune

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@T L, I keep coming back to see the chrysoberyls.

Does chrysoberyl often come with inclusions?

I feel that the color pops more against a white background, less so when against skintone...?
 

T L

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@T L, I keep coming back to see the chrysoberyls.

Does chrysoberyl often come with inclusions?

I feel that the color pops more against a white background, less so when against skintone...?

Some chrysoberyl can be hazy, or they can have chatoyancy (catseye), but for the most part, you can easily find clean material. It either comes in a more golden yellow to a greenish yellow.

The Tanzanian stone I wear always gets wow comments, and can be seen from far away. I have pasty pink skin.
 

Neptune

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Geez...didn't know Cuprian could do that too!

Some chrysoberyl can be hazy, or they can have chatoyancy (catseye), but for the most part, you can easily find clean material. It either comes in a more golden yellow to a greenish yellow.

The Tanzanian stone I wear always gets wow comments, and can be seen from far away. I have pasty pink skin.

Oh, Tanzanian is a good reminder, have you heard about those from India?
 

Nick_G

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I got this little gem as a complimentary gift when I bought a couple of spinel crystals from an eBay seller:

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It's only about 5 mm across, but that colour! It's a spinel crystal group from the Luc Yen area, probably Khanh Hoa commune according to a trusted source. It looks very similar to the vivid hot pinks from Mahenge. Even in poor light it seems to glow.
 
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