Posted 5 years ago
This stone was bought few years ago from the www.gemcollector website. It was on sale, I think it cost me around £120. The first two pictures were taken with flash, the third without flash.
The danburite mineral is usually colourless, but can also occur in the shades of yellow. It has a Mohs-scale hardness 7 or 7.5. Its clarity, resilience and strong dispersion make it valuable as cut stone for jewellery. It is named after Danbury, Connecticut, US, where it first was discovered.