Corundum (Var: Ruby)
Small Cabinet, 5.2 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm
Chumar Mines (Chhumar Mines), Dhading District, Bagmati Zone, Nepal

A rich, 3-dimensional and beautiful specimen of solid, crystalllized, pigeon's-blood-red ruby from Nepal. The crystals have good luster and reach 2.0 cm. The tiny bit of white marble is a nice accent. Old material, from the late 1980s.