Recently auctioned at Heritage in Dallas without reaching minimum wholesale bid so I am trying to find a local collector who will appreciate these rare EXTREMELY FINE examples of Sweet Home Rhodochrosite.
Headed to Frisco to talk to Dave at Summit Gold, if he isn't interested I will travel as far as Vail for a serious collector to inspect. Would prefer to meet at your bank due to the value if these gems. If you plan on handling bring gloves, magnification and be prepared to purchase if even slightly dropped
8.28 CT. Custom cut trillion gem by Brett Kosnar. Cut from a 52ct rough crystal purchased directly from collectors edge.
*Comes with 18k rose gold custom setting I'm having an adjustment made to. Will ship when finished. This has an estimated auction value of $5000-7500 as a loose stone, rhodo over 2 cts is super rare. The real retail value is $1000/CT due to it's size, unique color and cut. Will retail for $10,000 when set in 18k rose gold, will not take less than wholesale at $5000 with setting to be sent when finished
25ct polished gem rhombus
window pane clarity you can read through, one part cleavage line
Cleanest polished rhombus you will ever see, advised not to cut into gems although it's absolutely eye clean and would make spectacular raw material. I was advised to have set in at least 18k gold and offer at $5000-6000 retail. I was quoted $1200 for the custom gold work I had in mind. Before I saw this I didn't know rhodochrosite came this clean due to it being a type 2 stone. Truly fine example I f the state mineral from this rare location. When it is said Alma produced the highest quality gem rhodochrosite in the world THIS IS WHAT THEY WERE REFERRING TO. You will likely never see anything like it available ever again even at Denver or Tucson, rock shops or collectors. These are the sort of stones collectors and shop owners have stashed away and rarely let go out for f their personal collections.
$2500 firm or $100/ct
The specimen is large with a field of Rhodochrosite and a nicely placed gem rhombus in the center. It's not top quality and has minor edge damage but displays well and is a better deal than anything else I've seen in shops or shows @$500. Purchased from Bob Holder, if anyone knows how to get ahold of Bob or Sandy please let me know. I would love to catch up with them and don't have their present contact info
Serious collectors get ahold of me, headed to Boulder next if you miss your window while I'm here
Will not ship due to delicate nature of stone so please contact me to arrange to see in person at the bank of your choosing
Full receipt will be given, full history on all my stones, people in the industry who remember me and these gems personally. Honesty #1 most important thing in these matters. 100% genuine guranteed
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers