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Danburite---does anybody use it?

Hello All,
I’m getting my ducks in a row to begin faceting again, and buying and selling rough and cut stones. I have run into a large parcel of danburite in fairly big sizes. It will probably cut stones of 3 to 100 carats. Do you or anyone you know use this in jewelry or is it mostly a curiosity? If you have any thoughts on values per carat, please contribute to the discussion or message me off list.
Thx,
royjohn

Doh, mistake there, that’s three to TEN carat stones, not three to a hundred carats…

We are miners and cutters out of Lima Peru and USA and also have done some mining in Kenya . We use danburite mainly from fellow miners in mexico . The more desired material is in colored stones i.e. pink, green yellow of good color rather then white mainly. It is used mainly as a collector’s stone but is fine in jewelry we make . Contact me offline at : lshorowitz@yahoo.com

Lee Horowitz, M.Ed, CAGs, Gemologist

Peru Blue Opal Ltd

www.perublueopal.com