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Natural Petalite

Most petalite is colorless and glassy looking but some stones are pale yellow and a pink chatoyant specimen has also been reported from South Africa. Little crystalline material is ever available for cutting and faceted stones are uncommon. Large clean stones are always in demand by collectors. The name petalite is derived from the Greek word 'petalos' meaning leaf, an allusion to the cleavage.

  • There are 19 Petalite gemstones available at
  • Petalite(s) are organized in the following categories: Single,  gemstones.
  • Our most expensive Petalite is USD 135.00 and largest Petalite weight is CTS 6.75.
  • Our cheapest Petalite is USD 47.60 and smallest Petalite weight is CTS 2.38.

Petalite Profile

Color information: Colorless, white, gray, yellow, sometimes reddish or greenish white, pink.
Refractive Index: 1.503 - 1.523
Chemical Composition: LiAlSiO4O10
Hardness: 6 - 6.5
Density: 2.3 - 2.5
Crystal Group: Monoclinic
Ocurrence: North Bonneville Wyoming, Greenwood Maine, San Diego County CA, Bolton MA, USA; Uto, Sweeden; Elba, Italy; USSR; Molo, Myanmar; Londonderry, Western Australia; Arassuahy , Brazil; Bikita, Zimbabwe; Karibib, Namibia.
Sign of the Zodiac: N/A
Month of the year: N/A
Petalite crystallizes in the monoclinic system. Well formed crystals are rare and most material is massive, tabular, brittle, and cleavable. The luster is vitreous to pearly and the cleavage is perfect in 1 direction.

The name is derived from the Greek petalos, (leaf), in allusion to the cleavage.

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Petalite Single
Petalite Single Pear Eye clean
Size: 17.00 X 12.30 MM
Weight: 6.750 CTS
Shape: Pear
Clarity: Eye clean
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USD 135.00
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Petalite Single
Petalite Single Oval Eye clean
Size: 10.80 X 8.10 MM
Weight: 2.380 CTS
Shape: Oval
Clarity: Eye clean
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USD 47.60
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