Corundum (var: Ruby) (Doubly-terminated "floater") / Locality - Mogok Valley, Myanmar (Burma)


Shipping to United States: Free

When it comes to Ruby, Mogok is the world leader in the finest examples ever found. These gems have literally been mined for centuries and still remain one of the most desirable items for gem and mineral collectors alike. Although everybody is familiar with Rubies, there are only a few places around the globe that produce truly world-class crystals. This is truly a superior quality thumbnail of this famous material. This particular piece is incredibly sharp, with two very well-formed and highly lustrous terminations and excellent hexagonal crystal form throughout. The color is a strong saturated red hue on the surfcae, and shows a fantastic electric pinkish-red when backlit. It's also a complete doubly-terminated "floater" with no point of attachment or damage anywhere. It's incredibly hard to find pieces with the top color, luster, sharpness and translucency like this. If the piece was a bit gemmier it would have been sacrificed to the gem cutters, as is the fate of every gem quality Ruby in Mogok, but fortunately this one survived! Like all Rubies, this one shows a brilliant red fluorescence under UV light. If you're a collector of gem crystals think of how few Rubies there are on the market with such tremendous quality, color and form. Even though Rubies are ubiquitous in virtually every culture in the world, they are notably rare in fine crytallized examples. Specimen weight is 6.47 grams.

Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen Size: 1.4 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm (thumbnail)
6.47 grams

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