This gemstone is a natural 9.73 x 7.75 x 5.81mm oval cabochon black Cat's Eye Scapolite. The gemstone was mined in Madagascar and has a finished weight of 3.42ct. This Cat's Eye Scapolite has a Translucent clarity rating. This black Cat's Eye Scapolite is completely untreated; no treatment at all has been applied. The product is sold as pictured: 1pc oval black Cat's Eye Scapolite for the price listed.
This gemstone has not been treated in any way. It is 100% natural untreated.
This size is suitable for a center-stone in a ring design.
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