Dioptase on Quartz
Miniature, 3.2 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm
Christoph Mine, Kaokoveld, Namibia
Ex. Charlie Key
This small miniature is the most elegant piece we obtained, and looks like a snake coiled and rising up above its prey. The dioptase is floating, or hanging, or curling, upon this little shard of quartz at its core. All the dioptase is super-lustrous, very green, and translucent throughout. A sharp and special specimen, I think!