Dims: 0.3" x 0.3" x 0.2" (0.8 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm)
Wt: 0.54 g
A single, small Tanzanite crystal makes up this little thumbnail specimen. It is in very good condition, showing only the breakage where it was separated from its base. Its orthorhombic prismatic form is good, as its edges are slightly rounded but still definable, and its faces are heavily striated but clean, and possess the standard vitreous luster. Due to its rather pale blue-violet color that fades to a pale brown just at its base, it is safe to say that this crystal has not been heat-treated. It is transparent and reasonably clear, though it does contain many internal fractures near its base. There is no host rock present.