Dims: 0.4 x 0.3 x 0.3" (1.0 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm)
Wt: 0.7 g
This small specimen consists of a single, very well-formed Tanzanite crystal that is in excellent condition. Its orthorhombic prismatic form is excellent, with well-defined edges and striated but clean faces that possess a vitreous luster. Its pleochroism is evident, as from some angles it appears to be pale blue, while from others it has a beige or a violet color. Though the crystal is transparent and quite clear, it contains several large internal fractures, some of which reach the surface in some spots. There is no host rock present, of course.