Spodumene (Var: Kunzite), Quartz, Lepidolite, Tourmaline
Mawi pegmatite, Laghman (Lagman; Nuristan) Province, Afghanistan
Cabinet, 13.0 x 7.2 x 6.3 cm
Classic Afghani Kunzite, like a chisel point, very sharp. It has great size (13 cm) and form, very good luster, and an attractive color that ranges from pink along the outside to a light green near the core. The matrix association makes the piece more valuable and rarer than a relatively common single would be, and the sharp termination adds appeal.