Sapphire (Corundum) - Yellow
Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Toenail, 3.0 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm
An unusual crystal in several respects, for both its strong, vivid yellow-orange color; and for its twisted form. This specimen weighs 53 cts and is a complete floater. Its surreal, curving form is graceful and bizarre. As well, I just have never seen such a color-saturated sapphire in this hue, as a natural crystal, before. It is a really stunning piece, in person