Gemmy faceted ZEKTZERITE crystals
Golden Horn Batholith, Washington Pass, Okanogan County, Washington, USA
Left: A 0.45 ct zektzerite faceted in a mixed cut called "Lucciola" (left), 6mm x 4mm. Like most zektzerite it is somewhat fractured. However it is quite scintillating, very gemmy and very pink. The polish is perfect and the meet points are excellent.
Middle: A 0.45 zektzerite faceted in a slightly different square barion design called "Trattola" (center). This gem measures just under 5mm x 5mm. Although somewhat fractured it is very gemmy and very pink. On one side of the girdle there is a slight pitting from the surface of the original rough, barely visible to the naked eye. The polish is perfect and the meet points are excellent.
Right: A .20 ct 4mm x 4mm zektzerite faceted in a round design called "Tensor"(right). Although it has some minor internal craziness, this stone is not fractured and is extremely gemmy and pink.
Collected and professionally faceted by Jaimy Henman
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