Gorgeous, deep red crystal of Corundum var. Ruby in Phlogopite Mica matrix!
This lustrous gem has perfect hexagonal shape and a deep pigeon blood red coloration. It measures 1.5 cm in size and sits beautifully among the surrounding shades of white and silvery-bronze matrix. It's impossible to capture the incredible brilliance of this crystal in a photo but trust me, it is a sight to see - especially when rotated side to side.
From Rai-Iz (Raiz), Tyumenskaya Oblast', Polar Urals, Western-Siberian Region, Russia.
Credit: Exceptional Minerals