Corundum Var. Sapphire
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 6.2 x 4.5 cm
Ilmeny, South Urals, Russia

A classic Russian sapphire specimen of this very unusual roseate habit, which looks like a flower. We see many partial examples, or pieces, but few so complete as this one from here. It has, in person, more of a robust blue color in fluorescent lights. Joe Budd Photos.