Matrix Rubies from Mogok are rare, especially UN-REPAIRED examples. Typically, crystals are removed from their "mother rock" in order to determine if they are gem quality and would be suitable for faceting. Luckily this piece survived due to the fact that the crystal has a somewhat unusual shape, and wouldn't actually yield a good sized gemstone. The crystal is by no means unattractive, it's just not gem quality. With that said, it is a remarkably sharp and lustrous hexagonal prism with a strong pinkish-red color and even shows some good translucency when backlit. The Ruby measures a full 2.6 cm (1 inch) long and sits proudly atop the underlying Calcite host rock matrix. If you look on the back of the crystal you will see it has a somewhat interrupted skeletal growth with a bit of the attached Calcite, so it's more narrow in the center, and thicker on each end. As I mentioned, the fact that this is an unrepaired matrix specimen is incredibly hard to find from Mogok, but when you get something as aesthetic as this with such impressive color and quality, it's extraordinary. I can't find any major damage at all, and the Ruby is complete all the way around. For the size, quality and aesthetics, it's remarkably affordable for what it is as specimens of this quality sell for much higher prices today even at the mines in Mogok.
Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
Specimen Size: 5.7 x 4.7 x 3.7 cm (small cabinet)
Ruby Crystal: 2.6 cm
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