Jewel from Iletsk salt


In Sol-Iletsk, where one of the oldest rock salt deposits in Russia is located, halite, a natural crystalline mineral, is mined.

Iletsk salt, mined in modern times by the Russalt company, is not inferior in beauty and transparency to some types of gems. At one of the tourist forums in the capital  Elena Prodius, master of the hospitality industry from Orenburg, offered the Moscow Association of Jewelers   try to cut halite like a precious stone.

Elena delivered the crystals   jeweler-gemologist Alexander Leontiev.

Alexander noted that modern cutters and masters of the past have never  failed to cut the halite. Moreover, large defect-free halite crystals are quite rare.

However, although not on the first try, his colleague, an outstanding Russian jeweler   Igor Kolbas still managed to cut a single crystal of halite, giving it the shape of a classic & nbsp; “baguette” with a stepped cut. This is how the first diamond was created  from salt  weighing several carats.

However, halite cannot be used to make rings or pendants. From the water they literally  are melting. But not everything that a person does has a utilitarian meaning.

Grounded halite is a rare specimen of crystals that can decorate any mineralogical collection🙌🏻

Salt Diamond Jewelers   donated  director of the company “Russalt” Sergey Vasilyevich Cherny. & nbsp; They preferred to keep the cutting technology a secret.

Orenburg residents once again made sure that our salt is a real treasure! Sol-Iletsk masters of salt cutting, having studied the information about the diamond, are ready to try to repeat the cutting of halite using their original technology.