Petalite is a beautiful natural gemstone, but remains largely unknown due to its rarity. Fine quality Petalite is quite lovely, and definitely deserves a place in collections, especially in larger sizes. Petalite can be cut into bright stones with a vitreous luster, and colourless pieces are often faceted into exceptionally sparkling gems. With a hardness of 6 - 6.5, Petalite is suitable for necklaces, earrings or pendants. Petalite was named after the Greek word for "leaf" because its cleavage is perfect, like the veins and junctions in a leaf.
Our petalite originates from Harts Range in Australia.