Corundum var. Ruby
Mogok, Burma
Thumbnail, 2.2 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm
Ex. Gamini Ratnavira
This is a complete floater crystal of ruby of an unusual pastel pink color, from the famous Mogok gem tracts. Ex. Collection of Bill Larson. From the private collection of internationally known wildlife artist Gamini Ratnavira (, who started collecting small mineral specimens many years ago after exposure to the mineral community in his residence of Fallbrook, California. For a number of years, Gamini made mineral watercolors for private collectors on commission for $500 each. For his own enjoyment, he also made watercolor paintings of all of his pieces, and the painting is included here with the specimen (7 x 7 cm paintings set in custom 14.5 x 14.5 cm frames).