A superb, sharp, lustrous, gemmy, fine reddish-pink colored twinned crystal of Spinel measuring 1.8 cm is proudly sitting atop white marble matrix. A couple of secondary complimenting Spinels are visible on the specimen to really round it out. The piece is not only fine quality and aesthetic, but sits beautifully as you can see in the photos. The big twin is undamaged and shows beautiful twin lines all around. The most important aspect of this piece to me is the fact that NONE of the crystals are repaired, the piece is 100% natural, which is incredibly rare in my experience, as it's hard enough to find ONE un-repaired crystal on matrix, let alone THREE like this piece. Great quality, very showy and certainly a must have for any fan of gem crystals, as most collectors do not have a good matrix Spinel like this in their collections. The crystal shows superb deep red fluorescence under UV light.
The area around Mogok is world famous for producing the finest crystals and gems of Spinel in the world. Many of these crystals have yielded the most impressive red "Ruby Spinel" gems ever found. Mogok is most likely the site of the discovery of the famous Black Prince's Ruby in the Crown Jewels of the UK. This significance of the stone is the crown is that it was actually revealed to be a giant (170 carat) Spinel, and not a Ruby as thought for centuries. Spinels are typically found in opaque, dark crystals, but we were fortunate to pick up a parcel of not only colorful but GEMMY crystals direct from the source!
Locality: Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
Specimen Size: 4.4 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm (miniature)
Spinel Twin: 1.8 cm
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