Spodumene Var. Kunzite
Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Large Cabinet, 18.5 x 9.5 x 5.4 cm
This is a very well-balanced upright kunzite crystal, standing upright with just the right amount of contrasting, and anchoring, matrix. It is very sharp and gemmy, a classic for the kunzites from this region. However, most larger matrix pieces lack aesthetics, or have repairs which this does not. Joe Budd photos