Dims: 0.8 x 0.4 x 0.4" (2.0 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 2.0 g
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
A single hexagonal bipyramidal Sapphire crystal makes up this small thumbnail specimen. This particular crystal is one of the largest in our present stock and is in very good condition, as it shows only one or two tiny spots of fresh damage. Its form is good, as its edges are slightly rounded but still definable, and its faces are striated but clean and possess a rather dull pearly luster. Though the crystal is actually colorless, rusty inclusions and staining give it a pale golden-orange tint. It is transparent and moderately clear, as it contains many air bubbles and a few cloudy inclusions and internal fractures. There is no host rock of any sort present.