This is a much larger, only slightly less gemmy, scapolite crystal - they are extremely rare in such size. The dichroism is less noticeable perhaps due to the thickness of the piece, but the luster and translucence, as well as the baseline deep purple color, is as good as in the previous specimen. RARE in such size, and complete all around!
ex. William Larson
Although it does not exhibit classic crystal form which makes the name ruby jump out at you, this ruby does have an unusual color zoning, where the periphery is more deeply colored in classic ruby red lipstick outlining around a slightly lavender-hued center. It is on massive, gemmy, scapolite matrix...the ruby so transparent that the underlying scapolite is easily discernible. This is a fascinating corundum specimen, totally different than any other ruby you may own and for me, all the more interesting for that fact. Just blew me away when I saw it and realized what it was.
A rare specimen with large crystals of this rare scapolite varietal, ON MATRIX! It is an exceptional piece for these new finds.
ex. Laura Thompson
ex. Stevia Thompson
A deeply purple scapolite among the most intense colors seen form this region (most are a pale lavender hue), that is a cluster of 2 crystals, complete all around. It is very lustrous and bright, glassy on the surfaces, more so than it appears here.
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