Miniature, 5.0 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm
Tsumeb, Otjikoto (Oshikoto) Region, Namibia

Gemmy, extremely lustrous, bright green crystals of dioptase to 2 cm make this a great miniature. Some diptase specimens are simply "green" and some GLOW with green, riveting color. This is the latter. It presents as an incredibly flashy display face, with just minor damage to secondary crystals and none to the major crystals despite their size. This specimen is highlighted by several large crystals, the largest of which, is 2 cm across, and is doubly terminated. I would say that this piece epitomizes the very best of the species in miniature size, and is a very affordable example for the quality. 5 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm