Looking for an unusual gemstone? Sphene could be just what you’re after.
Also known as Titanite, Sphene gives off fire (dispersion) like a diamond. In fact, it actually has a higher dispersion rate than diamonds.
This unusual stone comes in fresh Earthy colors like lime green, yellow and golden brown – perfect for Spring!
Folks, I’m aware it’s only the middle of January but a good jeweler always plans ahead, right? Plus, it is always uplifting to think about spring when you’re in the throes of winter.
I really love the chartreuse variety of this gem. Like aquamarine, some specimens are totally transparent and some are ‘milky’.
The lime green stones remind me of Depression Glass …
(image via San Diego Natural History Museum)