Toenail, 3.0 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm
Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi (Urungwe; Hurungwe) District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe

A highly lustrous, sharp and gemmy euclase crystal with vivid shades of blue from the late 1980's finds. These are immensely desirable for the color, and extremely rare to own, in crystals of this size. Now, more have been found in recent re-working at the mine but they are either smaller in general if of this form, or larger but of a blockier habit. Al went for display aesthetics first and foremost and from the front, this one is a stunner with the richest blue color I have ever seen in a euclase from here. It does have some contacts on the lower half, but no damage per se. 3.0 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm