Dims: 1.14x0.75x0.35" (2.9x1.9x0.9cm)
Wt: 30.2 ct. (6.0g)
This is a beautiful crystal of tanzanite, showing excellent form, striations, and terminations. The color is a perfect violet in the outer third of the specimen, and is smoky gray for most of the remainder. The back of the specimen looks whitish, but that is due to fractures at and just under the surface. There are a few tiny inclusions, and numerous internal fractures that ruin the otherwise excellent clarity of the crystal.