Ruby on Calcite
Mogok, Burma
Thumbnail, 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm
Ex. Irv Brown
Ex Bill Larson collection. Attached on one side by marble matrix, this is a dramatic, doubly-terminated, translucent, deepest pigeon's blood red, ruby crystal. It has natural wet luster...its hard to photo both the luster and color so you have two different shots to emphasize each, if you can combine them more or less in your head. The crystal is 1.3 cm in length. It is well balanced on the matrix. The ruby crystal with its color and highlights represents the very finest quality that Mogok has ever produced, and this was stashed in Bill Larson's collection because of that. BETTER In PERSON and when backlit, its amazing....probably better off displayed horizontally with the doubly-terminated crystal atop, but either way is good...