Dims: 0.4" x 0.4" x 0.1" (1.0 x 1.0 x 0.3 cm)
Wt: 3.15 ct
Minas Gerais, Brazil
This specimen consists of a twinned Alexandrite crystal. It shows definite evidence of twinning on one side, as can be seen by the striations that run along the crystals' lengths. The crystal is not quite complete and does seem to show some damage, but is still in pretty good condition. Its edges are straight and well-defined, and its faces are clean and give off a rather dull, pearly luster. To all intents and purposes, the crystal has a black coloration, but viewing it under a bright halogen light will reveal a dull, red glow. Likewise, viewing it in strong sunlight will show a green glow in some areas, though there is also still a red glow visible in one spot.