Danburite and Spinel EarringsE1438
Danburite 31.86cts, Spinel 16.84cts, Red Spinel 1.11cts, 18k gold
A very vibrant pair of earrings set in white and rose gold. These earrings consist of two compartments on each side with centre stone angled square cushion Danburites. They are surrounded by very faint colored Spinels that are placed at an angled facing downwards from them. Nestled between each Spinel, is another Red Spinel with its own circular rhodium frame.
***What are the chances you will come across a danburite in a jewelry shop? Very low. Most people will never even have heard of it. It is collectors and museums who have. Boron-rich mineral danburite can be found in each continent of the planet, yet the gem-quality, clean crystals in a pretty yellow palette are very rare. The name comes from Danbury state in the USA, where it is mined. Other localities include Burma,where gem quality danburite was first discovered, Tanzania, Japan, South America, Central Asia, Europe and Russia. The top quality large crystals of over 100 carats are mined in Madagascar.***
(extract from DANBURITE chapters of the book "Gemstones.Terra Connoisseur" by Vladyslav Yavorskyy)