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Sapphirine — specimen 0052, photo © NMNHS
Sapphirine — specimen 0052, photo © NMNHS

Sapphirinespecimen 0052


South Asia
Sri Lanka
Sapphirine — specimen 0052, locality map

Weight: 0.10 ct; size: 2.81 | 2.80 | 1.99 mm; shape: round; colour: medium dark very strongly greenish blue; very slightly greyish; clarity: eye clean; cut: fair; treatment: none.

Very clean specimen; mixed style cut.

Other specimens
Sapphirine — specimen 0581

More information from ‘Classification’

In high-temperature metamorphic rocks or xenoliths with abundant aluminium and magnesium and low silicon; may occur as a primary magmatic mineral in subsilicic rocks (Anthony et al., 2001—2005). Very rare as faceted specimens.