Childrenite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information


Cut childrenite is a great rarity, and all gems are small. Cut eosphorite is more abundantly available, though both materials are very scarce.

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Cut childrenite is a great rarity, and all gems are small. Cut eosphorite is more abundantly available, though both materials are very scarce.

CHILDRENITE: Brazil (1.37). Photo © Joel E. Arem, PhD, FGA. Used with permission.

Series to Eosphorite if Mn exceeds Fe.

OPTICS: a = 1.63-1.645; β = 1.65-1.68; γ = 1.66-1.685. Biaxial (-), 2V= 40-45°.

OCCURRENCE: In granite pegmatites and hydrothermal vein deposits.

Cornwall, England; Greifenstein  Germany; Custer, South Dakota.

Minas Gerais, Brazil: gemmy crystals. These are found to be Fe: Mn = 1:1 and could be called childro-eosphorite.

COMMENTS: Cut childrenite is a great rarity, and all gems are small. Cut eosphorite is more abundantly available, though both materials are very scarce.

NAME: J. G. Children, English mineralogist.


Joel E. Arem, Ph.D., FGA

Dr. Joel E. Arem has more than 60 years of experience in the world of gems and minerals. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Mineralogy from Harvard University, he has published numerous books that are still among the most widely used references and guidebooks on crystals, gems and minerals in the world.

Co-founder and President of numerous organizations, Dr. Arem has enjoyed a lifelong career in mineralogy and gemology. He has been a Smithsonian scientist and Curator, a consultant to many well-known companies and institutions, and a prolific author and speaker. Although his main activities have been as a gem cutter and dealer, his focus has always been education. joelarem.com

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