Dims: 0.5" x 0.2" x 0.2" (1.3 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm)
Wt: 3.35 ct
I suppose that we could call this an actual "Ceylon Sapphire" crystal, though it is probably better just to say that it came from Sri Lanka. In any case, it is a wonderful little crystal that has excellent hexagonal bipyramidal form and is in reasonably good condition, as the tip of one termination is broken off and missing. It has a pearly-to-greasy luster, and shows striations along its length that run parallel to its basal plane. Its color ranges from a deep, royal blue at its central plane to colorless at the tip of its intact termination. It is transparent, and though it appears somewhat cloudy due to a few inclusions and considerable color zonation, it has reasonably good clarity. Except for its damage and one tiny outgrowth, it has a continuous and uninterrupted crystal form.