Gems, 21.51 x 11.19 x 10.63 mm, 18.60 ct
Start Time: 01/31/2023 5:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/09/2023 1:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A really lovely and classic gem spodumene of the pink variety called Kunzite (at 18.60 carats), with excellent medium lavender color that motivates some gem enthusiasts to describe this material as “pink ice.” This stone is an elongated oval brilliant with slight inclusions attesting to natural origin. It has both an impressive size and presence. Symmetry and polish are also extremely important when grading these, and this stone gets full marks on each. Most gem material hails from Brazil, Afghanistan, or California, so our gem is especially collectible for its known Nigerian locality. Kunzite is the pink varietal of spodumene, and generally the best-known gem spodumene. (N)