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ORTHOCLASE / SANIDINE GEMSTONES

Yellow Orthoclase (SANIDINE) is a little known gemstone that can be quite beautiful and a great collectors gemstone.  It is sometimes referred to as "noble orthoclase".  The hardness of orthoclase as a gemstone is on the softer side, being 6.0 to 6.5 on the mohs scale.  The refractive index is 1.518 to 1.526 and the crystal system is monoclinic, prismatic.  Gemstone mining occurs in  Madagascar where it was first discovered in 1922 and to a lesser degree in Kenya and Myanmar.   Orthoclase is a transparent yellow feldspar resembling citrine quartz or yellow beryl. We have the following orthoclase gemstones in stock:

ORTHOCLASE GEMSTONES

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ITEM # SIZE SHAPE COLOR & GRADE WEIGHT PRICE PER CARAT ITEM PRICE
    ROUND
       
3501 orthoclase
8.0 mm
Round
Pale Yellow AA
1.65 ct.
$15.00
$24.75
3504 orthoclase
9.3 mm
Round
Pale Yellow AA 2.50 ct.
$15.00 $37.50
    OVAL
       
3502 orthoclase 9.0x7.0
Oval
Pale Yellow AA 1.64 ct.
$15.00 $24.60
3503 orthoclase
9.2x7.0 mm
Oval
Pale Yellow AA 1.95 ct.
$15.00 $29.25
3506 orthoclase
10.0x8.0 mm
Oval
Pale Yellow AA 2.52 ct.
$15.00 $37.80
3505 orthoclase
11.0x9.0 mm
Oval
Pale Yellow AA 3.36 ct.
$15.00 $50.40
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