|White "Silverite" - Sillimanite?|
Anyway, I bought some of this silverite over the past year and had it tested, and every piece that I had tested (from different sellers) turned out to be just glass. One strand of silverite that I had tested was "coated glass", with some sort of mystic coating on it.
|Silverite - Could Be Sillimanite|
I haven't bought any of this new seller's silverite yet, and so I haven't had it tested, so I can't say for sure that this is a natural gemstone. However, it's interesting to see a wholesaler offering silverite and describing it as Sillimanite.
I hope this is the case! This seller seems reputable and has other nice gemstones, so hopefully this actually IS a gemstone (Sillimanite)!
Sillimanite is a gem that is closely related to Kyanite and Andalusite. It's a hard gemstone, and a large amount of Sillimanite has been recently mined in India. It's considered a collector's gem, and can be quite expensive. Sometimes, sillimanite is dyed to look like precious rubies, emeralds and sapphires. HERE is some good info regarding sillimanite.
And once again----no matter what "silverite" is, it is definitely NOT a sapphire, or corrundum; it is not a coated quartz; it is not a pearlescent coated opal, or any other type of precious gemstone.
If I get some of this Silverite, I will test it and let you know!