Dims:0.26x0.25x0.25" (0.68x0.67x0.65 cm)
Wt: 1.30 ct (0.26g)
Vaal River, Cape province, Republic of South Africa
This is an excellent octahedral diamond, nearly perfect in form. It is very transparent, revealing several black inclusions and internal fractures. While it looks silver at first glance, it is actually a pale green in color. A groove through one of the points suggest that it may actually be two intergrown crystals, or perhaps this is an artifact of start/stop crystal growth. Close examination under a loupe shows minor damage to one point and one edge, likely caused when its kimberlite host was crushed to extract it.