Dims: 0.4" x 0.3" x 0.3"(1.0 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm)
Wt: 4.45 ct
near Mogok, Burma
A rather heavily damaged Ruby Spinel octahedron constitutes this Burmese specimen. Its octahedral form is slightly flattened, and 3 of its points are damaged, showing conchoidal chipping. Two of the intact points, however, show natural notching, indicating slight Spinel-Law twinning. The faces are generally clean and the edges, though somewhat rounded, are definite. Its color is bright red, it has a vitreous luster, and it is transparent, though many internal fractures and a few veil-like inclusions interfere with its clarity. It does, however, come from a well known Spinel-producing area of the world, and we have had trouble finding such specimens. Besides, its color is splendid!