Dims: 0.6 x 0.2 x 0.2" (1.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm)
Wt: 1.2 g
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
This single Sapphire crystal is in very good condition- although it shows a substantial area of breakage, so that one of its termination tips is missing, this damage occurred prior to the mining of the specimen, and so is not human-induced. It has slightly warped but otherwise good hexagonal prismatic form, with well-defined edges and striated but clean faces that possess a pearly-to-vitreous luster. Its color is pale blue. The Sapphire is transparent and shows considerable clarity, but contains a few cloudy inclusions, some internal fractures, and several solid inclusions, most of which look like tiny crystals that were trapped within when the larger crystal formed. There is another tiny, incomplete Sapphire crystal intergrown at the broken end, but there is no host rock.