GIA Gem Project
Various Gems
(Sapphirine - Stibiotantalite)

Sapphirine
Photo by Robert Weldon/GIA, courtesy Dr. E. J. Gübelin Collection
GIA Collection 33479
Among the collection assembled by Dr. Edward Gübelin are a number of uncommon gemstones from many worldwide localities. Documents, like the ones below, present information on gemstones that range from occasional use in jewelry to those that are quite rare and seldom faceted because of the lack of suitable starting material.


33479
1.72 ct Sapphirine from Sri Lanka
1.72 ct Sapphirine
Sri Lanka (PDF)

 
34297
24.03 ct Scapolite from Brazil
24.03 ct Scapolite
Brazil (PDF)

 
34659
6.22 ct Scapolite from Myanmar
6.22 ct Scapolite
Myanmar (PDF)

 
34144
7.41 ct Scapolite from Myanmar
7.41 ct Scapolite
Myanmar (PDF)

 
34597
8.09 ct Scapolite from Myanmar
8.09 ct Scapolite
Myanmar (PDF)

 
34603
11.78 ct Scapolite from Myanmar
11.78 ct Scapolite
Myanmar (PDF)

 
34136
12.43 ct Scapolite from Myanmar
12.43 ct Scapolite
Myanmar (PDF)

 
34712

13.59 ct Scapolite
Namibia (PDF)

 
34680

40.80 ct Scapolite
Namibia (PDF)

 
34146
 
3.14 ct Scapolite
Pakistan (PDF)

 
34897

5.02 ct Scapolite
Sri Lanka (PDF)

 
34894

7.76 ct Scapolite
Sri Lanka (PDF)

 
34149
6.42 ct Scapolite from Tanzania
6.42 ct Scapolite
Tanzania (PDF)

 
35049

14.85 ct Scapolite
Tanzania (PDF)

 
35035

21.97 ct Scapolite
Tanzania (PDF)

 
34150
32.05 ct Scapolite from Tanzania
32.05 ct Scapolite
Tanzania (PDF)

 
34102
9.36 ct Scheelite from Australia
9.36 ct Scheelite
Australia (PDF)

 
34099
11.82 ct Scheelite from China
11.82 ct Scheelite
China (PDF)

 
34472

15.25 ct Scheelite
Mexico (PDF)

 
34473

17.05 ct Scheelite
Mexico (PDF)

 
34884

22.43 ct Scheelite
Sri Lanka (PDF)

 
35510
1.58 ct Scorodite from Namibia
1.58 ct Scorodite
Namibia (PDF)

 
34714

2.12 ct Scorodite
Namibia (PDF)

 
35502

5.02 ct Sellaite
Brazil (PDF)

 
35500
5.11 ct Sellaite from Brazil
5.11 ct Sellaite
Brazil (PDF)

 
35506

2.00 ct Siderite
Portugal (PDF)

 
35505
2.65 ct Siderite from Portugal
2.65 ct Siderite
Portugal (PDF)

 
34014
3.47 ct Sillimanite from Myanmar
3.47 ct Sillimanite
Myanmar (PDF)

 
34552
11.16 ct Sillimanite from Myanmar
11.16 ct Sillimanite
Myanmar (PDF)

 
34535
11.79 ct Sillimanite from Myanmar
11.79 ct Sillimanite
Myanmar (PDF)

 
34018
2.62 ct Sillimanite from Sri Lanka
2.62 ct Sillimanite
Sri Lanka (PDF)

 
34887

12.03 ct Sillimanite
Sri Lanka (PDF)

 
34916

18.86 ct Sillimanite
Sri Lanka (PDF)

 
35589
10.88 ct Sinhalite from Sri Lanka
10.88 ct Sinhalite
Sri Lanka (PDF)

 
34111
11.24 ct Sinhalite from Sri Lanka
11.24 ct Sinhalite
Sri Lanka (PDF)

 
34892

14.36 ct Sinhalite
Sri Lanka (PDF)

 
34891

18.50 ct Sinhalite
Sri Lanka (PDF)

 
34104
40.69 ct Sinhalite from Sri Lanka
40.69 ct Sinhalite
Sri Lanka (PDF)

 
34917

45.68 ct Sinhalite
Sri Lanka (PDF)

 
34716

6.53 ct Smithsonite
Namibia (PDF)

 
35512
8.09 ct Smithsonite from United States
8.09 ct Smithsonite
The United States (PDF)

 
35223
9.11 ct Smithsonite from United States
9.11 ct Smithsonite
The United States (PDF)

 
35511

14.34 ct Smithsonite
The United States (PDF)

 
35515
5.74 ct Sodalite from Namibia
5.74 ct Sodalite
Namibia (PDF)

 
35405
2.94 ct Sodalite – Hackmanite from Canada
2.94 ct Sodalite - Hackmanite
Canada (PDF)

 
34477

5.82 ct Sphalerite
Mexico (PDF)

 
34443

26.21 ct Sphalerite
Mexico (PDF)

 
34444

39.02 ct Sphalerite
Mexico (PDF)

 
34117
11.05 ct Sphalerite from Spain
11.05 ct Sphalerite
Spain (PDF)

 
34114
20.88 ct Sphalerite from Spain
20.88 ct Sphalerite
Spain (PDF)

 
34174
21.81 ct Spodumene from Afghanistan
21.81 ct Spodumene
Afghanistan (PDF)

 
34169

23.11 ct Spodumene
Afghanistan (PDF)

 
34255

55.50 ct Spodumene
Brazil (PDF)

 
34175

56.34 ct Spodumene
Brazil (PDF)

 
34182

7.26 ct Spodumene
Locality not stated (PDF)

 
34176
29.20 ct Spodumene (Locality not stated)
29.20 ct Spodumene
Locality not stated (PDF)

 
34162

17.09 ct Spodumene Kunzite
Afghanistan (PDF)

 
34287
22.98 ct Spodumene (Kunzite) from Brazil
22.98 ct Spodumene - Kunzite
Brazil (PDF)

 
34417

17.20 ct Spodumene - Kunzite
Madagascar (PDF)

 
34161
21.40 ct Spodumene (Kunzite) from Madagascar
21.40 ct Spodumene - Kunzite
Madagascar (PDF)

 
35150

25.53 ct Spodumene - Kunzite
The United States (PDF)

 
35529

7.07 ct Stibiotantalite
Locality not stated (PDF)

 

GIA Gem Project

GIA has studied more than 400 important gemstones in the Edward J. Gübelin Gem Collection and is committed to sharing this repository of gemological information.

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