Natural untreated stone. I adore mookaite. It's a beautiful stone to wear and cut; but it's difficult to find the kind of graceful rose hued dcolor zoning you'll find in this particular stone. It's lovely pink and cranberry hued oval cabochon polished to a glass like finish on both the front and back.
Mookaite is found only in western Australia. Healed fractures (those that occurred while the rock was forming and self healed with stone deposits) are a natural part of mookite and help to create the color zoning you see. These are not considered to be flaws in the stone. Metaphysically mookaite is said to slow aging and assist in healing.
I hand cut all my cabochons utilizing traditional methods with exacting standards. The top is domed with a flat polished bottom. There is an angled girdle (making it easier to set in both bezel and cold settings) and the bottom edge is lightly bezeled (making the stone less likely to chip or break if used in a bezel setting). The backs to my stones are also finished and polished as shown allowing you to display either the back or front of the stone. My cutting style is a thick cut, high shine (to the degree the material allows).