Lazurite on Marble
Sar-E-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Toenail, 3.1 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
Ex. Carl Acosta

Jauntily perched high on its marble matrix is a rather equant, matte lustered, bright blue crystal of lazurite, measuring 1.5 cm across. The rich blue color contrasts beautifully with the snow white marble matrix.