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Rare + Unusual

Mixed Varieties | Rare + Unusual

One of the most wonderful aspects of the Colored Gemstone business is the fact that "Rare & Unusual" does not necessarily translate in to "expensive". The high value of rare stones will only occur if there is also a strong demand for the material. One example of this is Alexandrite, because the demand was caused by its placement on the Birthstone List. An error many jewelers are still regretting nearly a century later! In this section you will find some of our most loved gemstones at Mayer & Watt, since rarity is one of our driving factors in purchasing gemstones for our inventory, of course the stone must be beautiful too! Many of these stones are not appropriate for use in jewelry, either because they are too soft or brittle, just enjoy them for what they are...................miracles of nature!