Sapphire #1 Corundum Thumbnail Specimen (Ratnapura, Sri Lanka)
*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: Sapphire (Corundum var. Sapphire.). Blue and colorless zoned crystal.
Locality: Ratnapura, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka.
Dimensions: 0.23" x 0.46" (6mm x 12mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: This is a bipyramidal sapphire crystal, from Sri Lanka's most famous "gem town", Ratnapura. Gems such as tourmaline, zircon, chrysoberyl, rubies and sapphires, in Sri Lanka are usually found in alluvial secondary deposits, in gem-bearing river gravels--these gravels are mined fromfarmland and rice paddies which, at one time, were ancient flood plains and streams. The sapphires from this region vary in color, and may range from colorless to yellow to pink to blue, with the rarest color being padparadscha (from the Sanskrit word for lotus blossom).
Care Notes: Corundum is a very hard and durable stone, second only to diamond.
Healing Keywords: Blue sapphire is associated with intuition, mental clarity, intuition, personal and spiritual growth.
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