Jagdalak Ruby Mine, Sorobi District, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm
Ex. Wayne Thompson
This 1.5 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm ruby is blood red, with the top color more characteristic of a Mogok ruby than of Afghanistan (they tend to be a little more pink). It shows extremely fine crystal form, and is perched on contrasting marble matrix. Together, one of the best ruby thumbnails I can recall seeing from anywhere and certainly of top quality for Afghanistan