Rare Howardite Designer Cut Cabochon, Designer Cabochons


This astounding unique cab of Howardite has incredible orange, pink, red and yellow colors. I've cut this cab with a medium high dome, girdled sides and a flat beveled back. It features the rattlesnake pattern for which Howardite is known and has astounding patterning throughout the stone. As is typical with Howardite, there are very minor pits that do not compromise the stone. A rare chance to have a High Grade and beautiful cab of this highly treasured top shelf stone for a collection or a very gorgeous piece of jewelry.

Howardite Designer Cut Cabochon
48.7 x 23.2 x 5.6mm
36.80 cts.

The original Howardite source is thought or rumored to be from northern Nevada, but is not known for sure. What seems clear is that it has been mined out, if not lost for good. Howardite is an agatized/silicified/opalized Tuff (porous rock formed by consolidation of volcanic ash). Considered some of the rarest agate/jasper lapidary material available, it truly is hypnotic, especially up close and in person.

I cut this cab by hand and it's been polished to a high sheen both front and back with slightly rounded bottom edges for easy setting.

Note that all my photos were taken using full spectrum lighting, which does fairly well in replicating natural sunlight. However, almost all cut stones will look best and brightest in direct sunlight.


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