Microcline (Var: Amazonite)
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 5.9 x 4.9 cm
Konso, Sidamo-Borana Province, Ethiopia

These contemporary Ethiopian amazonites equal or surpass the Colorado ones, formerly the "kings" of the species. The color, as here, is the deepest turquoise blue. And the form is beautifully complex, architectural and sharp. This large crystal is complete and undamaged all around, with a bit of white microcline attached to the back.