16.82ct Tanzanian Golden Scapolite


Scapolite from Tanzania, Light to Golden Yellow

21.6 x 12.4 x 10.2 mm

A Flashy and large Scapolite, nearly flawless, from Tanzania.  Custom design and cut here in the USA.  This little-known gem material is hard enough for jewelry use in pendants or earrings.  The crystals tend to be strongly dichroic, and you can clearly see the effect here via the deeper golden yellow ends, showing the “C” axis color.  Though gem-grade Scapolite of good color is extremely rare, it’s near complete obscurity keeps the price down relative to comparable facet rough 🙂