Dims: 1.3 x 1.0 x 0.9" (3.3 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm)
Wt: 17.8 g
Aliabad, Hunza, Northern Areas, Pakistan
A single hexagonal Ruby crystal extends from the pegmatite base of this thumbnail specimen. This Ruby has visible dimensions of 0.3 x 0.2 x 0.1" (8 x 6 x 3 mm), and is in excellent condition, showing no visible damage. Its hexagonal prismatic form is slightly warped- though its hexagonal outline is still well-defined, the prism is bent just beneath its termination. It still has well-defined edges and clean faces, however, and possess the classic deep red color with a hint of violet. Its luster is a rather dull pearly, and it is generally translucent with patches of dim transparence. It also glows brightly with a red color when viewed under longwave ultraviolet light, as seen in our second image.