Gems and Jewelry, 5.9 x 4.5 mm; 0.46 carats

Phenakite is one of the rarer stones out there, and some lesser known Phenakites have come from a few pegmatites in Madagascar. Phenakite is often pale in color, but the stones are usually bright, and they are durable enough to be worn in jewelry. The Phenakites from Madagascar are typically not gemmy enough to cut stones of any significance, so to find a stone of this size from this area is rare to say the least. This stone is a very attractive, nearly colorless (the stone has a very pale yellow hue), very slightly included gem with an Oval cut.