Spinel ex. Graw Coll.

Pain Pyit, Mogok, Burma
Miniature, 4.7 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm
Start Time: 01/01/2010 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/19/2010 7:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A fine, translucent to transparent, gem crystal of spinel measuring just a hair over 1 cm, perched on marble matrix. This is a classic example of Burmese spinels, now harder to obtain since the US embargo on this country. An old specimen, bought by a collector friend direct from the source dealer in Germany about 5 years ago, this is hard to replace today ; and prices on good matrix specimens with crystals above 5mm or so, have gone up. The color of these Burma spinels is truly stunning, and beautiful in a case as set against its stark matrix.

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