Skip to product information
1 of 12

Burton's Gems and Opals

2.91ct Cuprite, Modified Asscher Cut

2.91ct Cuprite, Modified Asscher Cut

Regular price $480.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $480.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Faceted South African Cuprite

An entry-level opportunity for those looking to add a truly exotic gem to their collection, this 2.91 carat faceted cuprite gemstone is highly unusual crystalized copper material.  The color is a deep crimson red that plays brilliantly in the sunlight.  Discovered in a small South African deposit in the 1950's, this particular stone's origin has since been mined out.  The stone is being sold as-is; there are a number of eye-visible chips along the girdle and minute scratches along the table, seen most clearly in the photos and video.

Due to the softness of this stone, we do not suggesting setting it into jewelry; faceted cuprite is a curiosity meant to be enjoyed as part of a loose gemstone collection.  We also suggest handling the stone as little as possible.  The stone's surface has developed a natural, copper-crusted patina.

Stone Variety Cuprite, natural
Weight (carats)
Weight (grams)
Dimensions (millimeters)
8.35mm x 8.43mm x 3.09mm
Dimensions (inches)
0.33" x 0.33" x 0.1"
Origin Northern Cape, South Africa
Shape faceted modified Asscher cut
Material Grade AA+ material, chipped
Colors crimson red
Treatments / Enhancements none detected
Mohs Hardness 3.5 to 4
SKU Number #970
Additional Notes
natural surface patina, noticable chips along girdle
View full details