Pink Sapphire
Dattaw Mine, Mogok, Burma
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.0 x 1.7 cm
Most sapphire crystals are long prismatic and terminate in pyramids. This glowing, hot-bubble-gum pink, translucent and super-lustrous, sapphire is really unique and special! It is short and prismatic, and doubly terminated - a floater all around! The specimen clearly exhibits hexagonal shape. This could be cut into a cabochon, just for its color. If transparent, this specimen would sell for tens of thousands of dollars. As a specimen, it will leap out amongst any corundums, rubies, sapphires. It is REALLY intense...the rightmost pic is more accurately colored and even that pales in comparison to the actual piece. Out of hundreds of these I have seen, this ONE is most special.