Corundum Var. Ruby
Aliabad, Hunza Valley, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 6.1 x 5.1 x 3.0 cm
A stunning specimen with a centrally-placed, twinned ruby crystal of sexy color, classic waxy luster, and incredible translucence. It has sharp form, which is even more notable and important to my eye. All in all, a world class ruby and an intense burst of color! I rate this among the finest matrix rubies I have seen, and my personal favorite I know of from this deposit for my own taste in balanced specimens with sharp dominant crystals. Joe Budd Photos.