Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Check out my other items. [Stone is a roughly cut as some surface imperfections, called naturals, were left to retain carat weight].Clarity: I- translucent with unhealed fissures common to this material (Type III). PLEASE; If unsure of what clarity means see chart below for a more detailed explanation also remember colored gems are graded with the naked eye and not a loupe. Size: 6.8 x 5.4 x 3.3 mm. Hardness: 8.0 on MOHS. Painite is named after Mr. Pain, a British gem collector who discovered the first two pieces of the mineral in Mogok in 1954. Between 1954 and 2004, less than two dozen additional pieces of this mineral were found. Some ended up in private collections, while others were acquired by notable museums and institutions including the Gemological Institute of America and the Smithsonian. Painite was called by some the rarest gem mineral on earth. In June 2005, Painite crystals were discovered at the Wetloo Mine on Hinthar Hill near Mogok, and shortly thereafter at nearby Thu-Rein-Thaung (Sun Mountain). While the new discoveries represent a significant increase in the number of Painite crystals and crystal fragments available, the amount of facetable material is still very limited. Painite is usually opaque, and almost always highly fractured - faceted gems of Painite without fractures and showing some color remain elusive. Painite has a chemical formula of CaZrBAl9O18. The refractive index is 1.79 - 1.82, and the Moh's hardness is 8- 8.5. Protect Your Feedback & Ours. Due to unfair feedback we have been forced to review and rethink our feedback policy for buyers. We believe that the feedback forum should be used to rate the entire purchasing experience and on the product as it is listed and worded not how the item is assumed to be. If you have questions regarding our product, ask, we respond within 24 hours in nearly all cases. Since we take our feedback seriously we list our items as accurately as possible in an attempt to give our customers what we are claiming our product to be. Much time, effort and expense is put into verifying the authenticity of the products we sell. Communication is essential to problem resolution and based on our commitment to our customers believe that we would never deserve an unfavorable feedback.
While we regret being forced to take this action recent actions have forced us to so, so that we may continue to serve you in the manner in which you are accustom. To our regular customers you know our level of customer service and commitment to you as our customer and so will not be affected. To those of you who are new or potential customers please know we honor our values and our commitment to you as a potential future customer and look forward to a fair and long lasting business relationship.Our business can only be successful by gaining and retaining new and existing customers so give us the opportunity to gain and retain your trust and business. In the end when all is said and done you will not be disappointed. Thank you, Don & Lori Hofler. These gems have microscopic inclusions which are difficult to slightly difficult to see under a loupe with 10x magnification.
Small pin-pricks are just visible to the scrutiny of the close naked eye. However, the beauty of the gem is not diminished in anyway. Small pin-pricks and feathers are just visible to the scrutiny of the close naked eye.However, the overall beauty of the gem is still not diminished. These gems have inclusions which are fairly easy to see to the close naked eye.
However, the overall beauty of the gem is still high. These gems have inclusions which are fairly easy to see under the close naked eye. These inclusions are usually not really visible at an arm's length.Medium to the lower qualities. Included gems with internal features that range from eye visible to very easily seen to the naked eye. The item "1.05CT TOP 10 RAREST GEM UNTREATED TRANSLUCENT XX RARE FACETED SE ASIAN PAINITE" is in sale since Tuesday, January 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones\Other Loose Gemstones". The seller is "desertfox412003" and is located in Fort Worth, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.