Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
Miniature, 3.4 x 2.6 x 2.3 cm

Color, luster, and shape! This small miniature (toenail) has it all! On one side, absolutely scintillating luster in a deep purple; on the other side, smooth luster accentuates the fun form! I really enjoy the swooping color transition on top of the two 1.3cm paired balls; the contact between the gold and purple coloration is a riveting magenta. Plus, there is only one contact on a minor orb, which really brings the aesthetics home. This specimen is a real sweetie! Read up on the scientific analysis of these at