This piece features a vein section filled with sparkling dark green dioptase crystals. The overall look is rather artistic. The dioptase crystals are deep green, sharp and glassy with some great translucence. In excellent condition, small incomplete crystals at the seam edges and a couple of chips visible with magnification. The specimen preparation included a saw to reduce the matrix, so the piece sits perfectly on a lower shelf, or is otherwise easy to orient on a stand. Beautiful dioptase, with intense green and contrast – this is an aesthetic piece.