|GEMSTONE & ORIGIN:
|Wah Wah Mountains, Utah (United States)
|WEIGHT, SHAPE & MEASUREMENTS
|Dimensions (L x W x H)
|4.85 x 4.76 x 4.37 mm
|Emerald Cut / Octagonal
|Fiery Neon Pinkish Red
|Transparent (SI1), Eye-Clean
|TREATMENTS & CERTIFICATION:
|Not Heated, Treated or Enhanced
About BixbitesThough Emerald holds the tag for the most popular gemstone in the Beryl family, the rarest Beryl is without doubt Bixbite, also commonly called as Red Beryl / Red Emerald. This gem was first discovered by Maynard Bixby first from Utah, USA. Another notable deposit of Bixbite is found in the Black Range, New Mexico.
It is important to distinguish between Bixbite, and Pezzottaite (the similar looking and relatively common Beryl) found from Madagascar. Pezzottaite is more pinkish, as opposed to the ruby-red shade of Bixbite. Another variety of Beryl which has similarity to the above two gemstones is Morganite. They are easily distinguishable due to their extremely light pink color.
It has a hardness of 7 on Mohs relative hardness scale and a refractive index in the range of 1.568–1.602. The most desirable color is a deep pink or red with a hint of blue. Sizes over one carat are rare to find and hence are extremely valuable. Bixbite’s rarity makes it a must-have gemstone for any gem collector’s portfolio.
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