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Natural Phenakite

Phenakite is one of the brightest of the colorless gemstones. With hardness of 7-5 - 8, it takes an excellent polish. It is exceptionally white and compared to other colorless gems, phenakite may be the whitest stone.

It is a rare beryllium mineral that is not often used as a gemstone. Its name derives from the Greek word 'phenakos' meaning deceiver .. a name acquired because of its close similarity to quartz, especially rock crystal. Indeed, phenakite was initially thought to be a variety of quartz, but its crystal twinning is distinct. It has also been confused with diamond, sapphire, topaz and beryl.

  • There are 274 Phenakite gemstones available at
  • Phenakite(s) are organized in the following categories: Single,  gemstones.
  • Our most expensive Phenakite is USD 7738.80 and largest Phenakite weight is CTS 64.49.
  • Our cheapest Phenakite is USD 41.00 and smallest Phenakite weight is CTS 1.71.

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Our Phenakite(s) are available in various shapes, sizes and colors. 274 Phenakite(s), too many to look through? You may select any combination of search options. .

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Phenakite Profile

Color information: White
Refractive Index: 1.651-1.696
Chemical Composition: Be2SiO4
Hardness: 7.5-8.0
Density: 2.94--2.96
Crystal Group: Hexagonal
Ocurrence: Russia, Madagascar, U.S.A., Brazil, France, Switzerland, Ceylon, E. Africa.
Sign of the Zodiac: N/A
Month of the year: N/A
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Phenakite crystals are often rhombohedral and sometimes prismatic, showing wedge-shaped ends. Clear, hard specimens can be turned into valued gemstones that are notable for their brilliance and lack of color. Large clean stones are always sought by collectors and smaller stones seem to always be in demand for their metaphysical properties. Madagascar seems to be the most important source for this rare stone.

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Phenakite Single
Phenakite Single Octagon Eye clean
Size: 26.10 X 21.00 MM
Weight: 64.490 CTS
Shape: Octagon
Clarity: Eye clean
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USD 7738.80
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Phenakite Single
Phenakite Single Octagon Slightly to Moderately included
Size: 8.70 X 6.40 MM
Weight: 2.050 CTS
Shape: Octagon
Clarity: Slightly to Moderately included
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