Wana, South Waziristan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan
A dramatic faden quartz is gem clear with well defined crystallization. Faden is German for “string” and the center of the piece clearly shows the white, opaque “string” running top to bottom throughout the crystals. The crystals are really very defined, squared, and flattened which are the highlights of the best faden pieces. The top is a chisel termination. The piece is undamaged, but there are defined reentrant angles where the crystals have joined together. Another nice feature is an internal iridescent “rainbow” towards the bottom third of the piece created by an interruption or internal fracture in the crystal growth. This piece comes with a custom acrylic base.
2.00 x 0.90 x 7.00 cm