Dims: 0.3 x 0.3 x 0.2" (8 x 8 x 4 mm)
Wt: >1 g
Half of a partly cut Diamond crystal makes up this thumbnail piece. The cut surface shows obvious, curved saw marks but has a moderately good polish, enabling one to study the interior of the piece. The other faces, though rounded through stepping gradation, show a definite cubo-octahedral form that is heavily striated and shows the classic adamantine luster. The piece is transparent and dimly to moderately clear, containing many internal flaws and at least two solid inclusions that are rather interesting- one looks like a small, transparent Diamond shard, and the other, larger one is dark but actually appears to have a warped crystal form. Examination with a stereo microscope might yield more information.