CUT STONE, Pakistan, sapphire, necklace of faceted beads with brass barrel clasp, low clarity, rough work, nice color, 44 cm (9″) necklace, beads range from 3mm to 4mm,

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Sapphire is the blue gem form of corundum, which is aluminum oxide, and, in its non-gem forms, extremely common on this planet.

In Pakistan there is a small cut stone industry. The native stones tend to not be the highest quality, but that can be a good thing. There has always been a market for cheap gems.

There are many spots in the world that have been renowned for millennia for their interesting mineral specimens.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.