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11.5mm Red Beryl Pearl Cabochon - 8.5+ carat

18K White Gold 18" Chain

Here is an amazing single pearl necklace made from red beryl that is truly one-of-a-kind.  The stone used in this piece is one of the ten largest pearl cabochons ever fabricated!  It is a whopping 11.5 millimeters in put that phenomenal size in perspective, just think of how difficult it would be to find a red beryl specimen over 11.5 millimeters wide!  The typical cabochon yield is 40%, which means a red beryl specimen more than 20 carats in weight would have been required to produce a gemstone in this class!  The material to make such a piece would almost certainly cost more than the finished piece of jewelry here!!



Red Emeralds are the rarest precious gemstones in the world. 

There is only one place on Earth where red beryl is found in gem quality…the Wah-Wah Mountains of Utah.  However, for every crystal that can be faceted, there are ten-to-twenty more which cannot be, due to the heavy amount of inclusions which are ordinarily present in this mineral.

The hardness of beryl is 7½ to 8 on the Mohs scale…which means even included specimens can take a good polish, and they are durable enough for everyday wear.  All cabochons are completely natural and unenhanced, so minor imperfections may exist in each stone.  A cabochon increases in value the larger and gemmier it becomes, but the vast majority of red beryl cabochons are far-more affordable than their pure gem counterparts.  Pure gem cabochons trade at approximately 60% of the value realized by a similar-quality faceted stone.  The colors are unique and absolutely beautiful.

One-carat, uncut red beryl SPECIMENS are almost impossible to find on the open market…much less pieces of finished material!  Sizes and qualities like these have never been offered to the public on this scale before now.  For many collectors, the lower prices of cabochons finally make one-carat stones in this variety attainable for everyone…without reducing the rarity of the product!

When red beryl crystals are cut, the interior of a stone will reveal a variety of patterns and beautiful colors ranging from pink to purple…with aesthetic drifts of red gem sectioning that may appear mixed throughout the stone.  Differences in inclusions and levels of gemminess create a variety of patterns in these stones…ours have been matched together by style.

The Kennecott Mining Company harvested approximately 55,000 carats of red beryl crystals from the Wah-Wahs in less than a decade (of which 10% was reportedly facetable).  Cabochons typically yield about 40% of the weight of the original red beryl crystals from which they were cut.  Our inventory is comprised of almost all the production the Mega-Industrial miners ever produced.

Red Beryl Cabochon Pearl Necklace 11.5mm 8.5ct+ 18K White Gold Wah-Wah Mountains

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