Dims: 0.6 x 0.2 x 0.2" (1.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm)
Wt: 0.7 g
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
This small specimen consists of a rather warped hexagonal bipyramidal Sapphire crystal. It is in very good condition, showing only a very small amount of human-induced damage, and has a very warped but definable form. Its edges are very well-defined even with the warped shape, and its faces are heavily striated but relatively clean, possessing a bright pearly luster. It has a pale blue coloration with a hint of gray and is transparent. The crystal is somewhat clear, as it contains a few internal fractures and several inclusions; the material itself appears slightly "foggy", and the specimen was intergrown with at least one other crystal at one time. There is no host rock. This crystal, like others in our selection, was mined and smuggled out of Sri Lanka about 3 years ago.