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Biron synthetic Emerald, faceted, Australia. 1.23 carats.
Biron synthetic Emerald, faceted, Australia. 1.23 carats. Biron synthetic Emerald, faceted, Australia. 1.23 carats. Biron synthetic Emerald, faceted, Australia. 1.23 carats. Biron synthetic Emerald, faceted, Australia. 1.23 carats.

Biron synthetic Emerald, faceted, Australia. 1.23 carats.

Product Code: SYBE33
Units in Stock: 1
£30.00
A stunning synthetic Emerald cabochon created by Biron of western Australia.

The company began creating synthetic Emerald in 1977 and at the time their product was considered to be the most sophisticated of lab-created Emeralds.
They were grown by the Hydrothermal process, simulating the natural growth of Emerald and share most of the properties of their natural counterparts.

The inclusions in Biron synthetics were also difficult, at first, to distinguish from natural gems, displaying colour zoning, crystal inclusions of Phenakite, fingerprint-like liquid planes and even 2-phase inclusion features.

The gem on offer here is a superb study stone, as it displays a dense collection of the characteristic 'spicule' inclusions directly under the table facet.

The spicules consists of a Phenakite crystal, present during the host crystals genesis, which block the growth of the Emerald leaving a hollow tapering tube in its trail, resulting in what is known as 'nail-head' inclusion.
Image 5 is a magnified view of these diagnostic inclusions.


weight:  1.23 carats
shape:   Mixed oval cut
dimensions:  8.71 x 5.72 x 4.04 mm