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Cymophane — specimen 0455, photo © NMNHS
Cymophane — specimen 0455, photo © NMNHS

Cymophanespecimen 0455


South Asia
Sri Lanka
Cymophane — specimen 0455, locality map

Weight: 0.18 ct; size: 3.86 | 2.94 | 1.67 mm; shape: oval; colour: dark yellowish green; clarity: opaque; cut: fair; treatment: none.

Clean specimen; cabochon style cut with cat’s eye effect.

More information from ‘Classification’

A variety of chrysoberyl; exhibits chatoyancy caused by microscopic tube-like cavities or needle-like inclusions of rutile in an orientation parallel to the c-axis.