Diamond #1 Rough Thumbnail Specimen (Africa)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection!
Mineral Name: Diamond (rough crystal)
Dimensions: 0.23" x 0.19" (6mm x 5mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: Natural diamond octahedral crystal, with a soft golden-cream hue and high luster.
Diamond forms in the cubic system, which means it naturally forms geometric shapes such as cubes, dodecahedrons, and most commonly for diamonds, octahedra. This unique form of pure carbon owes its extreme hardness (resistance to scratching) to extremely strong chemical bonds. Natural colors are typically white, gold, brown, and rarely other fancy colors.
Care Notes: Diamond crystals are the hardest naturally occuring material on earth, but are capable of cleavage (breaking along growth planes).
Healing Keywords: Diamond is associated with royalty, fearlessness, clarity of perception, and protection.
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