Petalite (rare champagne color)

Palelni mine, Burma
Gems, 2.67 ct, 10.05 mm
Start Time: 06/02/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/09/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

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, SI clarity, "Checkerboard Trillion" cut stone. Despite the inclusions, it is still a very good sized stone of this rare material. It 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.

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