Corundum (Var: Ruby)
Luc Yen, Yenbai (Yen Bai) Province, Vietnam
Cabinet, 11.2 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm
Classic, translucent and lustrous, pigeon's-blood ruby crystals are aesthetically set as dense clusters or as isolated crystals along the crest or on the front of the very sculptural wedge-shaped matrix on this rich and excellent cabinet specimen from recent finds at Luc Yen, Vietnam. A few scattered muscovite books are a nice accent. Ex. Duncan Elliott Collection.