Ruby Spinel (gem crystal)

Gems, 0.26 ct, 3.33 mm x 3.05 m x 2.29 mm
Start Time: 05/05/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/12/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Every once in a while I like to throw a gem CRYSTAL into the gemstone auctions. A piece like this would make a great match for a rough and cut Spinel set. This piece is not a faceted stone, but rather a gem quality Ruby Spinel crystal that would easily be wirewrapped into a great piece of jewelry, or used as a reference piece to match a gemstone that you might have from this well known gem district. The crystal has a very attractive red color and is very sharp, unlike many of the rounded crystals that are found in the various streams in Burma where this material originates.

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