Zincite that most people are familiar with, was said to have been grown by accident in the smoke stack of a manufacturing facility of zinc-based paint in Poland. It is Zinc Oxide and the zinc that had become gaseous during the manufacturing process combined with oxygen and cooled, formed brightly colored, mostly orange, red and yellow crystals within the smoke stack. This brightly colored material has a high dispersion, giving flashes of different colors much like that of diamond. Though it is soft, it can still be used in jewelry, but should be worn in pendants, pins and earrings, rather than rings. We have some of this brightly colored material faceted(Rounds, Radiants and Princess and a few other shapes are available). The price is approximately $30/ct depending on the size, the color, etc. All pieces are well cut and clean. See photos below for available stones. Call for more details or with your requests.
Below are two photographs of a naturally terminated rough crystal:
$850 (Over 160cts! That's only $5.31 per carat!
Should yield about 40cts of faceted gemstones but we would leave it as a fine specimen!.
Faceted examples of Zincite. Miscellaneous sizes and shapes available -
All of our faceted Zincite has been faceted by our cutters and sparkle brilliantly.
Visit our Faceted Zincite Page - we may be the only business who is faceting this interesting material - and have stocked it in inventory! Zincite Photos Page
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Our Zincite rough is exhausted and this material hasn't been seen for many
No more Zincite will therefore be faceted, and we are only 1 of 2 wholesale dealers who actually faceted Zincite!
It is uncertain whether the other dealer still has any in inventory....but as of 2019, we don't believe he has any....
Zincite Photos and Inventory
A good description of Natural and Synthetic Zincite. Click on the link below
to read the article.
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For those working with or wearing Zincite (Hardness is approximately 4.5), the precautions below will insure the integrity of the stone.
Follow the rules for Jewelers/Goldsmiths above.