Spodumene (Var: Kunzite)
Mawi pegmatite, Laghman (Lagman; Nuristan) Province, Afghanistan
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.6 x 1.3 cm
From one of the most classic and productive regions in the world to date for gem quality pink Spodumene. This unique and partially hydrothermally etched gem crystal has great form, wonderful luster, sharp faces, and a classic soft pink color. The piece was not easy to photograph, but it's a wonderful gem crystal of this classic material. It honestly looks like a sculpted piece of pink glass.