Ruby on Calcite
Ruby on Calcite, Ruby is a pinkish-red to the blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminum oxide). Ruby is one of the most popular traditional jewelry gems and is very durable. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires.
Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems, alongside amethyst, sapphire, emerald, and diamond. The word ruby comes from ruby, Latin for red. The color of a ruby is due to the element chromium.
Emplaced beautifully on crystallized white calcite is a single, Incredibly -sharp, ruby crystal with perfect termination and great color and luster.
The incredibly deep color saturation of the most vivid pigeon’s blood-red color is amazing, plus it has fine luster and translucence. This is a caliber of ruby hard to get in the market now in such color and quality.
The famous mine of Jigdalik In Afghanistan for decades brought out gems and then minerals as this region opened up to the trade in specimens.
The piece is absolutely perfect all around without any damage at all.