A gorgeous raw blue crystal sapphire from Madagascar.
Crystal approx 1 1/8" long x 1/2" wide x 3/8" deep
Sapphire is the variety of corundum (aluminum oxide) that is any color besides red, which is called ruby. Sapphire with minute needle-like inclusions of rutile is called star sapphire, showing a six-rayed star when cut en cabochon. Sapphire locations include Brazil, Montana, India, Madagascar, Australia, and Sri Lanka. Metaphysically, sapphire is used for bringing peace and communication.