- Mogok, Burma
- Miniature, 3.9 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm
- Ex. William (Bill) Larson
It is hard to believe all these photos show the same piece, but they do - it is highly sculptural and decorative, different from each angle. This is a splendid, free-form etched ruby crystal that exhibits SUPERB waxy luster and translucence, along with an incredible rich red-purple color, commonly known as "pigeon's blood red" and classic for the district. In fact, this is the premier desired color of historic rubies from this famous "Valley of Rubies" and pieces of this color saturation would, and could still, be used to make excellent cabochon jewels in particular. Portions of the crystal are so gemmy that facetted stones could be cut, as well. The ruby mass is 23 grams. This is an impactful specimen, and a floater, complete all around. From the Burma collection of "Burma Bill" Larson, who has for decades brought out gems and then minerals as this region opened up to the trade in specimens. Note that there is a clean repair to the "arm" jutting out.