Scapolite

An often overlooked gem…

Scapolite is a light to medium yellow gem primarily from East Africa.

Significant mining locations include Tanzania and Madagascar. Some of the material is near colorless and often displays interesting florescence.

We have many more shapes and sizes available in Scapolite – please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for in our online inventory.

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Colors

yellow

pale-yellow

Family/Species

Scapolite

Properties

RI=1.550 (+/-0.002) and 1.572 DR

SG=2.68 (+/- 0.06)

dispersion=0.017

hardness=6.5

suitable for use in jewelry

Treatments

None usually

Sometimes irradiated to a purple color

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Important information

Scapolite is a gemstone that has often been overlooked by the jewlery industry;
It is an attractive gemstone available in fairly large sizes that is still inexpensive

Birthstone

 

Anniversary

 

Cuts

Calibrated sizes up to 8mm

All standard cuts and free sizes

Mining locations

Tanzania, Madagascar, and other localities

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