Miniature, 3.7 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm
Kimbedi, Pool Region, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)

Dioptase is known from a few world localities in superb quality specimens, but recently there was a find of new material in the Pool Region of the Congo. The best of these specimens show great color, with larger sized crystals and excellent gemminess. This particular specimen hosts one predominant, sharp, and rather large (2.3 cm) Dioptase crystal associated with a few smaller translucent, rich emerald-green Dioptase crystals forming a very attractive, three-dimensional piece. This find seemed to be somewhat limited, and hopefully will produce more of this fine Dioptase.