Grandidierite

Regular price $2,800.00 Sale

Description of gemstone is as stated in the attached Appraisal Certification, which will be given together with the gemstone upon purchase.

Location: Madagascar

Lapidaries: Unknown  

We have not come across a blue gems piece of this specimen over 0.8 carats, we are blessed to offer you this jewel that are over a carat.

Grandidierite is an extremely rare mineral and gem that was first discovered in 1902 in southern Madagascar. Named by A. Lacroix in 1902 in honor of Alfred Grandidier (20 December 1836, Paris, France - 13 September 1912, Paris, France), French explorer and naturalist. He visited Madagascar three times between 1865-1870, crossing the island three times. With others, he wrote L'Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar, a work spanning 40 volumes.