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min data

Mineral: quartz
Gem: citrine
Size: 7x12 mm
Carat: 1.65 ct
Cut: pear shaped
Origin: Brazil
Genral Info: The name is derived from the German "quarz" of uncertain origin. It was called "krystallos" by the Greeks, but this later became the generic term for crystal.
Additional Information
Another of what I call the "pineapple" cut native stones. A reasonable well cut top with a poor bottom using the diamond shaped facets in a poorly angles set. Very bad light return and a "fish-eye" in the top facet. Too bad because the stone has nice color, but the rough may have been too small (thin) to cut this sized stone properly.