Naxos island, Kyklades, Greece

Species: Sapphire
Locality: Naxos island, Kyklades, Greece
Specimen Dimensions: 3.0x2.7x1.8cm
Size: Thumbnail
Availability: Sold


Greek Sapphires are extremely rare and have never been seen before in such well-formed crystals. This specimen comes from a larger piece that I acquired from an old collection and that I have cleaned, trimmed and exposed its crystals, creating collector's grade specimens. This is an excellent example of the material with a very large (for this material) crystal that measures 2.7cm across! The sidecar crystal is broken and reveals the interesting interior of these super rare sapphires.