Maroon Red Spinel Twinned Crystals in Marble Rock Matrix Mineral. Collector's Specimen
Dimensions (millimeters): 65 x 50 x 50
Dimensions (inches): 2.55 x 2 x 2
Origins: from Aliabad, Hunza Valley, Pakistan, Central Asia
2 Larger crystals and various smaller crystals studding the marble. Spinel was recently added as an August birthstone, sharing this month with peridot and sardonyx. It has long been mistaken for ruby by emperors and monarchs. Many of the famous, historic “rubies” are actually spinels.
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