Very Rare - 32.23 ct Natural Strawberry Quartz Gemstone ($3,100 Appraisal)
Oval CAB Cut - Includes Appraisal Certificate
RARE - 32.23 ct Natural Custom Strawberry Quartz Gemstone - (Appraisal - $3,100)
Oval CAB Cut
Gemstone: Natural Strawberry Quartz
Appraisal from KARAMAN in Downtown Toronto
- Size - 24.76 x 17.75 x 10.65mm
From a gemologist Collection
Strawberry Quartz is a quite rare gemstone and is possibly the most expensive of the general quartz family. The conditions that occur to make this rare gem are found in only a few deposits globally. Each piece is unique with different densities and patterns throughout the lattice. This rare gemstone is found in deposits located in Russia, Kazakhstan, Brazil, Mexico, Madagascar, and South Africa. Gem grade material is the rarest form with Iron Oxide providing the unique speckled red throughout the gem,
The beauty of Strawberry quartz is most prevalent when illuminated with the iron oxide deposits reverberating light throughout the gem matrix. Cost goes up exponentially with size so larger sought after pieces command exceptional price and value relative to other quartz types. Prices also fluctuate as with individual pieces similar to custom art with the cut and consistency varying from piece to piece.
More On Appraisal Certificates
Appraisal Certificates are done from accredited appraisers and represent the retail insurance replacement value for an item. While many companies do appraisals (such as jewelry stores), it is important to receive an appraisal by a group that does not involve themselves in the buying or selling of Gems or jewelry pieces as to avoid any conflict of interest. We typically use AGL or GS Labs (Gemscan), accredited appraisal companies (with Global Offices) for the Jewelry industry, located in downtown Toronto. We also have a number of Certificates from EGL a global appraisal company to the gem industry whose Toronto offices have since closed down.
An appraisal will assign a monetary value to a Gem or piece of jewelry and is ultimately subjective based on the appraiser's criteria for grading and experience. For this reason, only accredited and experienced appraisers are used to evaluate stones. An appraisal is not an indication of your buying power, that depends on your ability to "wheel and deal" as well as your source of supply and ability to buy in parcel lots or in bulk.
GS allows you to check Appraisal cert numbers online.
Appraisal Company Links:
Gemscan (GS Labs) - http://www.gslaboratories.com/profile.html
AGL - http://www.accurategemlabs.com/