LBRS-04x
Corundum var. Ruby
$20,000.00
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.3 x 2.0 cm
Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
Ex. William (Bill) Larson

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A doubly-terminated, 3.8-cm-tall ruby crystal is attractively perched in matrix of contrasting white marble, for the most famous of Burma mineral contrasts, the red against the white. The ruby is complete, with no damage and no repairs. It is elegantly embedded, so that light can shine through and make the whole thing, both marble and ruby, glow - although our photos show only normal lighting and small backlighting to obtain the colors shown. It glows in the daylight, with that unique red hue that screams "Mogok red ruby" since thousands of years ago. The luster is the classic Mogok "waxy" look, as you can see. This is a fairly good size for a matrix ruby from Mogok! The piece as is, is a small cabinet size, but can be clipped down to a full 5 cm tall miniature if desired (or sunk into a base to do so) and fit in a miniatures suite, as a proportional ruby. This is hands down one of the finer rubies in the Larson Burma collection of over 1000 Burmese specimens, built between the late 1980s and 2008. If you put it in a shelf, you can see it from across the room. This specimen comes with a custom lucite base.

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