Scapolite Value

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Gold

1 to 3 carats
Faceted
to /ct
3 carats plus
Faceted
to /ct

Purple

.5 to 1 carat
Faceted
to /ct
1 carat plus
Faceted
to /ct

Colorless

1 to 10 carats
Faceted
to /ct
10 carats plus
Faceted
to /ct

Cat’s Eye

1 to 10 carats
Cat’s Eye
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Star

1 carat plus
Star
to /ct
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Yellow scapolite’s value depends on size, clarity, and strength of color. Expect the usual premiums on price in terms of color saturation and custom versus native or commercial cutting. Values for natural purple or violet scapolites differ greatly from irradiated stones, since the untreated stones are rarer and have a delicate, but much purer, purple.

faceted scapolite - Brazil and Kenya

Scapolite: Brazil (24.0) and Kenya (2.30). © Joel E. Arem, PhD, FGA. Used with permission.

Prices for untreated purple stones would exceed yellow, while prices for irradiated purple stones fall below yellow.

Rare cat’s eye scapolites are highly varied and quite beautiful.

cat's eye scapolite - Myanmar

Cat’s eye scapolite: Myanmar (7.0). © Joel E. Arem, PhD, FGA. Used with permission.

Cabochons cut from opaque Quebec and Ontario material are very lovely and often fluoresce brightly.

Tanzanian golden scapolite is much darker in tone than the Brazilian material, as well as much cleaner. Moreover, there is enough available to make jewelry promotion feasible.

Golden yellow scapolite, modified emerald brilliant cut, 49.2 cts, Tanzania. © Rob Lavinsky, www.iRocks.com. Used with permission.