Corundum (Var: Sapphire)
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.8 x 2.6 cm
Zazafotsy Quarry (Amboarohy), Zazafotsy Commune, Ihosy District, Horombe Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar

A 2.5 cm, lustrous, doubly terminated, deep lavender sapphire crystal jauntily set in matrix from Madagascar. The crystal has sharp, stepped growth faces. This is an excellent and very showy specimen, with just a bit of contacting on one termination.