A beautiful natural red Ruby Crystal. Well formed Red Crystal Specimen of Corundum. Ruby has a long and storied history in its gemmy form, as a coveted gemstone around the world. These days most of the ruby you’ll find in mainstream jewellery shops is ‘created’, grown in labs to get the perfect shade and clarity popular among the public. Just one of the interesting features of this mineral. This Specimen has good classic Barrel Body with good hexagonal face. Nice colour too. Pics taken in and outside. Some pics taken with UVC Torch.
1.9cm x 1.2cm x 1.2cm, 5.35g.
Ruby is the red variety of corundum, the second hardest natural mineral known to mankind. Non red variety of corundum is Sapphire. Ruby can be any shade of red up to almost pink.