Purpurite Teardrop Cab


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Teardrop Purpurite cabochon!  ~29.82x18x5.67mm; 30.945ct.  This stone has an amazing purple sheen that is best appreciated in person.

Purpurite is a manganese iron phosphate mineral that usually occurs on the surface of Triphylite due to heavy oxidation. … This mineral was first discovered back in 1905 by L.C. Graton and W.T. Schaller. They chose to name this newly found rock after the Latin word “purpura”, referencing its purple color.

All stone cut by me.  Backs are flat, not polished unless otherwise stated above.  These are hand-processed stones and slight imperfections etc. are to be expected as this is not factory-perfect.  I sell only stones that I would use.  If a stone is particularly flawed (either naturally or by me in the making process) I will state so up front.

No treatment or finish is applied.  Shine is the natural polish in the process of making this a cabochon.

If you are not satified with the cab, you may return it at your cost (insurance and tracking recommended).  Upon receipt I will refund your money less the PayPal or Square fees to process both the payment and the refund.

I cannot guarantee that the color of this cabochon will be the same as you see on this screen – monitor’s can display color different from the actual.  I can guarantee that I have not altered this photograph’s color.  Photo taken dry under LED lighting.