Weight: 4.04 cts.
Size: 13.83 x 10.81 x 4.28 mm
Cut: Freeform Fantasy (Vortex Series)
Petalite is one of those Lithium bearing minerals that have become so important for the past two decades. Lithium mining production has increased significantly in the recent past, because of the high demand for a more powerful battery. It takes over 400 grams of pure Lithium to produce one Lithium-ion car battery. Since minerals like Petalite are not pure Lithium, it takes kilos of purely Petalite to produce this quantity, and tons of a lithium-rich ore body to provide that. Long story short, gem grade Petalite has been getting increasingly rarer by the day, even though the production of it is at an all-time high. This stone was mined about fifteen years ago out of Burma. The clarity of this stone is excellent. It has that indicative pearlescent luster that is so attractive. It has been fantasy cut into this intriguing freeform shape. The pattern of the cutting is a vortex of cuts that give a spinning appearance. Brett Kosnar of Kosnar Gem Co. created this stone during August 2020. Enjoy!
*This fantasy cutting technique is a unique process developed by the master jeweler and lapidary, Dalan Hargrave. He taught us to do this process, and we are grateful to him every day for the gift of knowledge.*
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