Afghanite, faceted, Afghanistan. 1.17 carats.
Afghanite, faceted, Afghanistan. 1.17 carats.
Afghanite, faceted, Afghanistan. 1.17 carats.
Afghanite, faceted, Afghanistan. 1.17 carats.
Afghanite, faceted, Afghanistan. 1.17 carats.

Afghanite, faceted, Afghanistan. 1.17 carats.

Product code: RAFG05
£48.00

Product information

A rare gem named for its type locality, the Koshka valley, Badakhstan province, Afghanistan.

Afghanite is a chemically complex silicate mineral of the Cancrinite group which is usually only found as small crystals, rarely in massive microcrystalline form.

This faceted example is a veined, opaque gem which displays the charateristic moderate orange fluorescent reaction when exposed to longwave UV light.

Image 5 is a microsope photograph of the royal blue flecks within the gem.


weight:  1.17 carats
shape:   Mixed oval cut
dimensions:  9.93 x 8.34 x 4.30 mm
treatment:  None

Technical specifications

Product Code RAFG05
Weight 0.025kg

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