Sapphire #8 Corundum Thumbnail Specimen (Kitui District, Kenya)
*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 toned hexagonal crystal.
Locality: Kitui District, Eastern Province, Kenya.
Dimensions: 0.19" x 0.50" (5mm x 13mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: This is a hexagonal cross section of a blue sapphire crystal--this type of crystal is a solid blue, without transparency. Sapphires are any variety of corundum except red--they 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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