Petalite (rare champagne color)
- Palelni mine, Burma
- Gems, 1.48 ct, 8.62 mm x 6.41 mm
- Start Time: 04/01/2010 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 04/08/2010 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
Petalite is a rare mineral, and even more rare in gem quality crystals. Typically Petalite is colorless, but these relatively new gems out of Burma have a slight champagne hue. There are only a few world localities for Petalite gems, and they rare exceed 10 carats. This stone is a beautiful champagne color, slightly included, "Checkerboard Rectangle" cut stone. It is very well cut and attractive, and would make a great addition to a rare stone suite, or a Petalite gem suite. I have seen these gems retailing for up to $100 per carat from some vendors, so don't miss out on snagging this gem for a great price.