Naxos island, Kyklades, Greece

Species: Sapphire
Locality: Naxos island, Kyklades, Greece
Specimen Dimensions: 3.7x2.4x1.6cm
Size: Miniature
Availability: Sold


Sapphire specimens with such well-formed crystals have never been seen from Greece before, period. This is an extremely rare example from the island of Naxos in the Aegean sea. It represents the best sapphires we have ever seen from Greece (with other sapphires being just masses without crystal form) and I had the luck to be the only one who has them. This piece hosts a few nice crystals on the matrix. An interesting feature is that the main crystal is "bent", fractured and naturally rehealed! I have to note that microabrasion has been used to remove some matrix and expose the crystals. The piece is a must for any Greece or Corundum collector.