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Is this smithsonite stone worth $800.00 ?

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I have seen a beautiful medium green highly polished Smithsonite cabachon a bit larger than a jelly bean set into a heavy sterling silver ring with a price tag of $800.00 plus.

Is this price within reason ?

Would appreciate any input that you may have.

Thank you :)
asked Aug 31, 2015 by montecito98 (140 points)

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Jelly beans are subjective in size, I've eaten more than my share.some are like small grapes and some like Tic Tacs.

Smithsonite is a zinc carbonate. Green color comes from copper, there are other colors. It is a rare stone, it is a softer stone. It is not often found in jewlry because it is soft. Rounded stones abre very rare. It is more a collector's stone than jewelry but that will make it unique in the ring you have. Can't tell you how much it is worth because I find things are worth whatever someone will pay.
answered Sep 1, 2015 by Weasel (58,280 points)
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It is very rare. Someone would pay any price if he is 1.mineral collector or 2.interested in crystal healing.
answered Sep 1, 2015 by Birthstones.eu (1,600 points)
You say it is a carbachon, meaning rounded stone, no facets and jelly bean size. I would say, by your description it is very rare. Worth whatever you're willing to pay. Offer less, buy at price you're willing to pay. Take comfort in knowing it is a remarkable stone. I would like you to post a picture if you buy it, just so I can see it.