Cobaltian Smithsonite
Toenail, 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. James and Marjorie Ferguson
The large crystal on this exquisite Thumbnail is 2cm tip to tip! This is an extremely elegant and fine, competition-quality piece. In person the color is, I need to say, slightly less rich than shown, more a peach than a pink hue (There is a very slight bit of matrix on the back, attached. that matrix adds reflection of some color to the photos when in person it isn't as deep a pink color but it IS as elegant and sharp as you see!). The gemminess and translucency are high, and the luster is fantastic.