- Spinel on Marble
- Miniature, 4.5 x 3.3 x 2.0 cm
- Mogok, Mandalay Division, Myanmar
- Ex. Matt Tannenbaum
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Exquisitely perched high on a matrix of snow white marble is a beautifully crystallized spinel octahedron, measuring 1.8 cm in length. The crystal is highly lustrous, translucent, and has a vibrant, cherry-red color. The famous ruby in the crown jewels of England is actually a huge red, gemmy spinel from this location! Specimens of this size and caliber are not common.