Dims: 0.6" x 0.2" x 0.2" (1.3 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm)
Wt: 2.25 ct
Though this Sapphire specimen does not have the prized blue coloration that others in our selection have, it redeems itself through the completeness and excellence of its hexagonal dipyramidal crystal form. It is in excellent condition, with no visible human-induced damage, and it has well-defined edges and faces that show a vitreous luster between their basal striations. The crystal has a very faint blue coloration and a subtle cloudiness that makes it appear almost opalescent. It is still transparent and clear enough to see through, though there is a basally-oriented layer of cloudy inclusions where the two pyramids' bases meet. There are also a few small rusty inclusions near this cloudy layer that indicate an internal fracture. I think I like this Sapphire best of all because of its excellent form and near-opalescent appearance.