Dims: 0.4" x 0.4" x 0.2" (1.0 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm)
Wt: 4.60 ct
Minas Gerais, Brazil
This small thumbnail Alexandrite specimen has some of the best crystal form in our available stock. It consists of two flat orthorombic prismatic crystals that, together, make up a v-twin. They have excellent crystal form, with clean faces and edges, and show only a small amount of visible damage. The piece has a bright pearly luster and appears to be black and opaque under normal light. However, under a bright fluorescent light source or sunlight, one can see a green glow around the edges, and a red-violet glow is discernable when the piece is put against a halogen light. The colors are somewhat difficult to discern due to the thickness of the crystal, but it costs considerably less than the market price for a gem-quality specimen of similar size and form.