Cut and rough kunzite, Oceanview Mine, Pala, California

This pair of cut and rough kunzite comes from the Oceanview Mine on Chief Mountain in Pala, California. The kunzite crystal measures 62 x 33 x 14 mm and weighs 42.4 grams. The cut kunzite measures 17.8 x 13.4 x 11.5 mm and weighs 21 carats. The stone was faceted here in Los Angeles by a master lapidary who is very experienced cutting kunzite; due to its perfect cleavage, its a difficult stone to cut, but the results are well worth it.

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