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Melanite — specimen 0634, photo © NMNHS
Melanite — specimen 0634, photo © NMNHS

Melanitespecimen 0634


no precise locality [Africa]

Weight: 0.54 ct; size: 5.72 | 4.96 | 2.98 mm; shape: hexagon; colour: black; clarity: opaque; cut: excellent; treatment: none.

Clean specimen; design ‘Hexamixtum S 41-32’ [crown angle changed to 21.00], excellent cut by Tan Pen.

Other specimens
Melanite — specimen 0067Melanite — specimen 0515Melanite — specimen 0517Melanite — specimen 0641Melanite — specimen 0645

More information from ‘Classification’

From the Greek word μελανός (melanos), ‘black’. A black Ti-bearing variety of andradite garnet.