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Origin: Nampoana quarry, Ampamatoa, Bezavona Massif, Taolanaro, Anosy, Madagascar


Along with Pezzottaite, Grandidierite is also one of the rarest gemstones on earth. Grandidierite

rough in general is extremely hard to find, especially facet grade material. It usually yields only

about 0.5 ct or smaller after cutting. This flawless gem is presumably one of the largest

grandidierites known and is a famous piece of its variety. This gemstone is cut along the C-Axis

which is the reason for it having such an intense color.

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