Thumbnail, 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm
Darra-i-Pech, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
This is the single most gemmy crystal I have, and it is a stunning display-quality thumbnail specimen as well. The piece is totally transparent, and has good color made a little less intense by the transparency as internal veils serve to magnify the color in other pieces. From the front (left-upper photo) as I would display it, you see a pristine display face. In truth there is a very tiny, slight ding to the right, that is hard to spot in person and almost invisible. The rest of the main crystal's termination is pristine and it all has extremely high glassy luster too! The piece is complete then, all around 360, except for a small ding on one back face of the smaller attached crystal of this cluster.