• phenakite with perettiite inclusions - uncommon elements uncommon gemstones

    Phenakite – Natural, Faceted, Colorless, 0.64 ct

    Phenakite contains the rare element beryllium. A few of these rare gemstones have been found to contain as inclusions another rarity, a recently discovered mineral, perettiite-(Y). This 0.64-ct, rectangular step-cut phenakite contains needle-like inclusions of this mineral. © The Gem Trader. Used with permission.

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    Natural or man madeNatural
    Carat Weight0.64
    Gem StateFaceted