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Elbaite -Rubellite gem crystal
Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose de Safira
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.5 x 1 x .7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $800


100 percent gem grade Rubellite, mostly a fine cranberry red color with a lightly yellow zoning at the termination. An older Cruzeiro (Brazil) crystal the color is unusually intense for this locality, this looks similar to some Santa Rosa and Jonas mine crystals yet has a sightly different hue. In excellent condition as seen, with even a little backlighting this glows like red glass. The inside is very clean, this is all facet grade that has avoided the cutting wheel. Choice and better in person. Ex John Buckley collection we think this is a 1970 era piece.




Elbaite -Rubellite gem crystal
Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose de Safira
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.5 x 1 x .7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $800


100 percent gem grade Rubellite, mostly a fine cranberry red color with a lightly yellow zoning at the termination. An older Cruzeiro (Brazil) crystal the color is unusually intense for this locality, this looks similar to some Santa Rosa and Jonas mine crystals yet has a sightly different hue. In excellent condition as seen, with even a little backlighting this glows like red glass. The inside is very clean, this is all facet grade that has avoided the cutting wheel. Choice and better in person. Ex John Buckley collection we think this is a 1970 era piece.