Gems and Jewelry, 9.8 x 8.8 mm; 1.62 carats
Nova Scotia, Canada
Analcime is one of the few Zeolites that forms in gemmy enough crystals for faceting. The Bay of Fundy area in Nova Scotia has been known to produce gemmy crystals of Analcime, though not very big. This stone actually looks a bit better in person, and was a real chore to photograph. Because the photos magnify to gem so much, they make it looks heavily included, and the stone actually faces up fairly well with moderate inclusions. The stone has an Oval cut, and is gemmy in areas. One does not often see gem quality Analcime (especially in this size!) on the market anymore as most localities produce chalky white crystals that rarely show any gem areas whatsoever. This stone would make a nice addition to a rare colorless stone collection, a Canadian gem collection, or even a facetted Zeolite suite.