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Axinites form a mineral group, which includes iron-dominant ferroaxinite, magnesium-dominant magnesioaxinite, and manganese-dominant manganaxinite. Tinzenite is an intermediate member between ferroaxinite and manganaxinite.
Depending on the cut, axinites can show significant brightness or brilliance, a quality highly prized in jewelry stones. With a hardness of 6.5 to 7, axinites of all varieties have “Very Good” wearability grades. This means they can withstand the rigors of use in most jewelry settings.
However, these stones have anisotropic hardness. It may vary within a single specimen depending on the gem’s orientation. Axinites also have good cleavage and somewhat brittle tenacity, so avoid jewelry settings where these gems may receive blows. Protective settings are recommended, especially for ring use.
In terms of clarity, axinites are almost never completely free of flaws, such as feathers and veils. Nevertheless, because of their rarity, these exquisite gems would still command the interest of both gem collectors and jewelry enthusiasts.
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