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NATROLITE - Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec

The natrolite gemstones offered for sale on this page come from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec.  This locality is famous among gem and mineral collectors throughout the world for its wide variety of fine minerals and rare gemstones.  Many of the gem and mineral species found at Mont Saint-Hilaire are found nowhere else on earth.  While natrolite gems are not unique to Mont Saint-Hilaire, they are one of the better known gems from this prolific locality.

Natrolite from Mont Saint-Hilaire is generally colourless.  While several faceted stones larger than 10 carats are known, most are much smaller.  Any natrolite gem over 2 or 3 carats from Mont Saint-Hiliare should be considered large. With a hardness of 5 - 5.5 on Moh's hardness scale and its 2 directions of cleavage, natrolite is too soft and fragile to use in rings.  Natrolite could be used in earrings and pendants if set and worn with care.

Weight........... 1.14 carats Catalogue #..SW194
Dimensions... 9.0 x 6.0 mm Cut Style....... Rectangular barion
Colour............ colourless Clarity............ very slightly included
Total Price.... Reserved! GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 0.80 carat Catalogue #..SW188
Dimensions... 6.6 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ colourless Clarity............ eye clean to very slightly included
Total Price.... $27.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 0.75 carat Catalogue #..SW192
Dimensions... 7.1 x 5.1 mm Cut Style....... Cushion
Colour............ colourless Clarity............ very slightly included
Total Price.... $24.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 0.73 carat Catalogue #..SW191
Dimensions... 7.1 mm Cut Style....... Triangular
Colour............ colourless Clarity............ eye clean
Total Price.... $24.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 0.52 carats Catalogue #..SW197
Dimensions... 5.5 mm Cut Style....... Square barion
Colour............ colourless Clarity............ eye clean
Total Price.... $17.00 CDN GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)




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