Winza, Mpwapwa district, Dodoma region, Tanzania
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm

This is a major matrix piece for the discovery, to date. Aesthetically perched high on its matrix is a doubly terminated, lustrous and translucent, cherry red crystal of ruby, measuring 2.2 cm in length. Very nice form and sharpness make it stand out dramatically! This crystal is unlike most others from here, very well formed. Compared to other locales, these rubies are sharper with better defined faces, than you normally see in a natural crystal.