150 Carats Fluorescent Raw Afghanite Stones for Lapidary - Rare Mineral

$300.00USD $200.00USD

30 grams / 150 carats Dark Blue to Violet Blue Natural Afghanite Rare Mineral for cutting and lapidary.
Carat Weight: under 1 to 9.5 carat per piece from minimum to maximum size.  Average Weight: 3.5 carats 
Dimension: 3mm, 4mm, 6mm, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm per piece

Treatment: No Clarity: Opaque to Translucent  Origin: Afghanistan

Stone Resembles to: Popular as Sapphire Cousin in Color 
Others: Afghanite is a Fluorescence Mineral that glows as orange or pink under UV Light as shown in the product picture. 

Usage: Despite being opaque, Afghanite stone presents versatility for faceting, cabbing, beading, or it’s utilization as raw gemstones. Notably, its striking blue hue resemblance to Sapphire positions it as a Birthstone for September.

This mineral, Afghanite, stands as a rarity, with obtaining a gem-grade specimen proving exceptionally challenging. The hues exhibited by Afghanite stone is close to those of Sapphire stones. Its extraction primarily occurs within the geology of Afghanistan, particularly in the Sare-Sang Area of Badakhshan Province, where it was first discovered in 1968. This region is renowned for its abundant reserves of minerals within the Afghan geological landscape.

Handling time: 3 to 5 business days in case of verification or Availing authenticity of gems certifications from the labs.

Once confirmed after verification or certificate, shipping done immediately.

International shipment of items may be subject to customs processing and additional charges.

Please be advised that the shipping time can be affected by factors such as time of the year, severe weather and other disruptions. 

  • Estimated Delivery: 7 to 15 working days
  • Possibility of delivery estimates exceeding 15 business days
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  • Additional time may be required for international delivery due to customs processing

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Customer Reviews

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Beyond beautiful

Real treasures, this Afghanite is a rare treat, gorgeous deep blue with a hint of teal, almost denim coloured, absolutely breathtaking in the bright sun. Another wonderful purchase! Thanks so much 👍