Corundum var: Ruby on marble

Jagdalak (Jagdalek) Ruby Mine, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Toenail, 3.4 x 3.3 x 1.6 cm
Start Time: 04/18/2024 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/25/2024 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $142

Item Description

Ruby is one of the most well-known gem minerals, world renowned for its beauty and rarity. Although Ruby is known universally, it is incredibly difficult to find specimens featuring superb quality crystals on matrix. I will say that not only is the crystal on this specimen good quality, but it's also UN-REPAIRED, which makes it even more desirable, as many of them are often glued back on the matrix. The Rubies from Jagdalak are among some of the better / well-crystallized examples of Ruby ever found. This specimen features a sharp, very well formed, lustrous, rich reddish-pink color trigonal crystal measuring 1.2 cm long sitting beautifully on a soft grey-white marble matrix. A very good Ruby specimen from a locality that is not producing nearly as many good pieces as it did 15 years ago. For reference, if this piece were from Mogok, Myanmar, I can say with certainty that the value would be higher, and because it's somewhat gemmy , it may not have survived the mines and might have been faceted into a gemstone. It's important to keep this in mind when one is searching for a display quality matrix Ruby specimen.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$142 04/23/2024 10:35:30 pm (CDT)
$132 04/23/2024 10:35:30 pm (CDT)
$111 04/20/2024 3:11:53 pm (CDT)
$101 04/20/2024 3:11:53 pm (CDT)
$15 04/20/2024 12:20:38 pm (CDT)
$10 04/19/2024 11:46:35 am (CDT)