Tasmanian Stichtite is the latest rare and exotic gemstone brought to you by your LC. Found in Tasmania, Australia, this wonder of a gem is prized for its green and purple hues that have been infused together by nature.
Stichtite is a purple-hued mineral usually found as a deposit within another mineral such as green serpentine. These two minerals have joined together to create this multi-hued gemstone. Stichtite can range in color from lavender-pink to purplish rose-red.
Stichtite was first discovered in 1910 in Western Tasmania, Australia. Home of the Tasmanian devil, this fascinating island is one of the largest islands in the world. With a third of the island in National Reserves, Tasmania boasts some of the cleanest air and rainwater in the world.
Want to see more of this amazing gemstone? Tune into the LC’s Tasmanian Stichtite Show Jan. 14 from noon until 4 p.m. CT.