This specimen is different from most other matrix tanzanites, in that its vertical crystallization points straight up from graphite matrix. This crystal quite literally pierced matrix. The piece came from a small pocket lined with
beautiful porcelain-white calcite, its most noticeable feature and possibly best aesthetic trait aside from other more
common qualities seen in tanzanite. This one, however, features a fine balance of sought after matrix, transparency and
color – competition level miniature in fact. No damage.