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