Corundum Var. Ruby
Pailin District, Krong Pailin Municipality, Cambodia
Thumbnail, 2.0 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm

Attractive cluster of purple-red, highly lustrous Rubies from an unusual locale: the Pailin District in Cambodia. The crystals are translucent, with finely striated faces that add even more to the shiny luster. The largest crystal is about 1.2 cm long. The terminations on the crystals are well-defined. An uncommon Ruby thumbnail with very good aesthetics.