Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
Miniature, 4.3 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm
Ex. James (Jim) Houran
This superb, doubly-terminated gem crystal is 34.67 carats, and has a classic unheated steely-blue color. Specimens of this size tend to show rolling and rubbing from their source environment in the gem gravels, but this specimen is very sharp, still. From the noted gem crystal thumbnail collection of Dr. Jim Houran. This specimen was featured in the "THUMBNAIL COLLECTORS GATHERING" case of Tucson 2010 and comes with the commemorative label. Joe Budd Photos