This is East African material. That was all I could get out of my friend. - Pete
Hand selected pieces from a small parcel, some may show a small cats eye effect but all are still facetable. This material is no longer being mined so I have no idea if or when I'll see any Chrysoberyl rough again. Pete
It's been awhile since I've offered this material due to its tendency to "pop" a facet while polishing. However I've had pretty good success cutting this stuff lately thanks to a tip from my friend Sheldon Douglas Sink (Thanks Buddy!) who told me to put ice cubes in my drip tank while doing prepolish and polishing. From what I've been told, Mexican Apatite commonly has "micro-fractures" in the stone that expand with heat build up and using ice water in your drip tank adds an extra level of coolness to polishing - Pete :)
Blue Apatite (Madagascar)
Wanna be a facet rough dealer? Can you stand around in the sun (that part wasn't hard since the weather was crappy back home), going through something like 40 kilos of little pieces of rough, one by one, with your most powerful reading glasses on and your trusty penlight in your hand for something like four + hours? This is what I call fun Lol.
Seriously now, one of my best suppliers from South America let me go through his stuff and pick out these little beauties. Windex blue and all hand picks, he still gave me a super deal on them that I can pass on. Because of the killer deal I got on these I have to ask that you buy at least 3 stones of the blue Apatites so I can at least pay for the postage.
Remember, minimum purchase on the Blue Apatites is 3 stones, Thanks