• phenakite crystal - Brazil

    Phenakite – Natural, Faceted, Colorless

    "If you didn't know it was a phenakite," quips Rob Lavinsky, "you would swear it was a killer Herkimer Diamond." Indeed, this observation points to two possible misidentifications for these gems. People have confused phenakites, like this beautiful Brazilian specimen, with both quartz and diamond gems. (So-called "Herkimer Diamonds" are actually double-terminated, water-clear quartz stones). © Rob Lavinsky, www.iRocks.com. Used with permission.

    Article: Phenakite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

    Credit: www.iRocks.com

    Natural or man madeNatural
    Origin detailsSao Miguel de Piracicaba, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
    Gem StateFaceted