11.4ct natural cat’s eye chrysoberyl displaying a sharp chatoyancy.
This is the smaller of the two cat’s eye chrysoberyls we have listed. It is a translucent greenish yellow that is not too dark or too pale, distinguished by its honey color (and honey-like texture within!).
This chrysoberyl has the most distinct chatoyancy we have seen, so much it is evident even when the stone is at rest ie. no focused light source.
As an artistic jeweller, I know that the honey effect of this cat’s eye makes for a lively gem – it will not insist on the use of accent diamonds in order to shine or ‘open up’. This is important as I like to know the use of diamonds should be ornamental, not necessary.
I feel for cat’s eye stones they should be bigger than the eye pupil to be firstly effective, and secondly, desirable. At above 10ct, this will fit these requirements.
All photos are taken in natural light. The focused light source is to display the ‘cat’s eye’ chatoyancy and the honey effect.
The gem measures 13.37mm x 10.58mm x 8.82mm.
Pending GIA Report.