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Colina Verde Variscite Oval Cabochon 11.20 cts

Colina Verde Variscite Oval Cabochon 11.20 cts

Regular price $44.00 USD
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Colina Verde Variscite Cabochon

I purchased this material directly from the miner/mine owner. The Colina Verde Mine is a small mine that is worked entirely by hand, in search of high grade spiderweb variscite. Variscite is an opaque gemstone with interesting color splotches and veins. It is usually a light or minty-green with whitish patterns. The unique color habits and patterns make it exotic and attractive. Variscite lacks durability and therefore should not be washed with chemicals or cleansers. It is also a relatively soft gemstone, and extra care should be taken to prevent scratching.

Polished on the dome and sides. Lightly backed with J-B Weld steel epoxy for stability; beveled bottom edge for ease of setting. This stone can be given a thicker backing at no extra charge; just leave a note during checkout.

You will receive the exact gemstone shown in the pictures.

Weight: 11.20 carats
Length: 25.00 mm
Width: 10.22 mm
Height: 6.02 mm

Gem Species: Variscite
—Variety: —
Trade Name(s): Variscite, Amatrix
Origin: Colina Verde Mine, Nevada, USA 🇺🇸
Enhancement(s): ASBL (backed)

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American Gem Trade Association Gemstone Enhancement Codes

Enhancement: Any treatment process other than cutting and polishing that improves the appearance (color/clarity/phenomena), durability, or availability of a gemstone.

ASBL:
Products made of multiple layers or combinations of manufactured and/or natural material fused, bonded or otherwise joined together to
increase stability and/or imitate the appearance of a natural gemstone, create a unique design or generate unusual color combinations.
NOTE: “ASBL” coded stones require special care! Avoid household chemicals, cosmetics, abrasives, and sudden shocks.

I used a thin layer of J-B Weld steel epoxy bonded to the back of this natural stone for added stability.

Care Instructions

Care

  • Take care to protect the gemstone when setting.
  • Avoid contact with abrasive materials, including polishes.  We have taken great care to bring out the brightest shine possible; using another abrasive may dull your gemstone's finished polish.
  • Avoid acids that could harm your gemstone, such as pickle.
  • Pearls should never be exposed to abrasives or chemicals.
  • Store gemstones in the pouch provided, or in a soft lined container away from other materials that may scratch or break gemstones; this includes other gemstones!

Cleaning

  • It's best to clean most gemstones with warm water and a mild dish soap.
  • Designate a soft toothbrush to use for cleaning.
  • Most gemstones should not be placed in an ultrasonic cleaner or in any jewelry cleaner containing chemicals.  The only gemstones that are generally safe in strong jewelry cleaners are strictly sapphires or diamonds.

Shipping

Items ship within 1-2 business days, excluding U.S. holidays.

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  • Questions?

    If you have any questions on the care or cleaning of your gemstone(s) purchased from us, please send an email to RaleyDesignStudios@gmail.com.  We are happy to provide any additional information on your piece.