Benitoite and Neptunite
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California, USA
Miniature, 3.1 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm
Ex. Jack Halpern

A sharp miniature with razor-edged benitoite "triangles" of great color, accented with stark black neptunites, all contrasted on white natrolite matrix. This is the classic, ideal combination of all 3 species from this American gem mine! The crystals are so sharp, it is unusually pristine. All the core crystal tips are complete, as you see them pointing up or into the core of the piece. Only the bottom or bottom-left tip of the larger triangular crystal, as shown, is contacted/broken where it was attached to matrix and that is at the bottom as we display it with the sharp vertical crystal atop.