Winza, Mpwapwa district, Dodoma region, Tanzania
Thumbnail, 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm
This is an extraordinarily glassy and gemmy, rose-cherry-red crystal of ruby. It is also doubly terminated and nearly complete all around, only with minor contact on the back side. A real gem, this does have some intrinsic cutting value and is as gemmy as any good crystal in this lot! The high price per carat compared to other specimens is due to the fact this is glassier, gemmier, and has such intrinsic value (possibly much more than the specimen value, in fact). 5.4 carats