Dims: 0.8 x 0.6 x 0.2" (2.0 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm)
Wt: 1 g
A small, shapeless chunk of Iolite makes up this small thumbnail specimen. It exhibits no crystal form and shows both old and fresh damage with conchoidal surfaces. Its color ranges from deep violet to blue-violet to a pale brown-yellow, and its luster ranges from a dull pearly on the old damage to vitreous on the fresh. It is transparent and quite clear, and is not attached to any base or host material. The piece is affixed inside a thumbnail box with a removable putty.