Dims: 0.3" x 0.3" x 0.3"(0.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm)
Wt: 3.15 ct
near Mogok, Burma
This specimen consists of a somewhat warped but nearly complete octahedral crystal of Ruby Spinel. Though lacking perfect symmetry and form, there is only one spot of obvious damage along one edge of the crystal. Its faces show considerable growth patterning and its edges are stepped and show considerable wear, but its form is definite. Its color is a deep, ruby-red, and it has a vitreous luster. It is transparent but contains many internal flaws and fractures. I jumped at the chance to buy some of these- they are the only ones that I found at the shows.