AUD
  • USD
  • AUD
  • GBP
  • SGD
  • CAD
  • EUR

+61 (03) 90435181

Free Shipping Worldwide

Ruby Inclusions

Inclusions within a Ruby can reveal intimate details about it. Gemmologist study these minute features under a microscope to determine where it has come from and if there are any treatments.

Warning: Images displayed on this website are protected under the copyright laws in Australia and through international treaties. All rights are reserved. No reproduction of any kind can be made without prior written permission from MAYS Exotic Gems & Jewellery. For more information, refer to Section 8 of the website's terms and conditions. If you would like to use an image, please contact us.

Brewing Rutile Storm

Clouds of three directional rutile needles seen inside of a coloured zoned corundum from Myanmar (Burma). These are the inclusions that cause the asterism effect on star sapphires and rubies. In this case, a bi-coloured Burmese star ruby/sapphire.

Clouds of three directional rutile needles seen inside of a coloured zoned corundum from Myanmar (Burma). These are the inclusions that cause the asterism effect on star sapphires and rubies. In this case, a bi-coloured Burmese star ruby/sapphire. FOV 3.9mm

Red Wave

A giant tsunami like wave tunnel forming amongst a backdrop of rutile rain. The wave like inclusion is caused by light reflecting off the internal surfaces of a fracture (a.k.a feather) within this colour zoned star corundum from Mogok, Burma (Myanmar).

A giant tsunami like wave tunnel forming amongst a backdrop of rutile rain. The wave like inclusion is caused by light reflecting off the internal surfaces of a fracture (a.k.a feather) within this colour zoned star corundum from Mogok, Burma (Myanmar). FOV 2.9mm

Pleochroic Crystal Cave

Welcome to the entrance of the Pleochroic Crystal Cave. A gap in the dense clouds of rutile needles on the surface of this star sapphire reveals a clear ice like crystal quality underneath.

Welcome to the entrance of the Pleochroic Crystal Cave. A gap in the dense clouds of rutile needles on the surface of this star sapphire reveals a clear ice like crystal quality underneath. FOV 4.6mm

A Well Formed Crystal

An well formed crystal inclusion seen inside of an unheated Burmese Ruby. Likely to be Apatite

An well formed crystal inclusion seen inside of an unheated Burmese Ruby. Likely to be Apatite. FOV 2.1mm

A Well Formed Crystal - Angle 2

An well formed crystal inclusion seen inside of an unheated Burmese Ruby. Likely to be Apatite

Same Crystal Inclusion. Different Angle. FOV 2.1mm

Crystal Halo

A dark coloured crystal surrounded by a stress fracture. Commonly known as a Discoid fracture or a Zircon Halo. Inside of an Unheated Burmese Ruby.

A dark coloured crystal surrounded by a stress fracture. Commonly known as a Discoid fracture or a Zircon Halo. Inside of an Unheated Burmese Ruby. FOV 1.5mm

Rutile Needles

Three-directional rutile needles unaffected by heat in an Unheated Burmese Ruby.

Three-directional rutile needles unaffected by heat in an Unheated Burmese Ruby. FOV 1.0mm

Solid vs Negative Crystal

A solid crystal in the foreground and a negative crystal in the background seen inside an Unheated Burmese Ruby.

A solid crystal in the foreground and a negative crystal in the background seen inside an Unheated Burmese Ruby. FOV 1.7mm

Two Phased Feather

Jagged two phased liquid feather inclusion remains unaltered by heat in an unheated Burmese ruby.

Jagged two phased liquid feather inclusion remains unaltered by heat in an unheated Burmese ruby. Viewed under darkfield lighting. FOV 1.3mm

Boehmite Needles

Boehmite exsolution in Burmese Ruby

Boehmite exsolution in Burmese Ruby. FOV 1.9mm

Flux Healed Feather

Flux residue seen inside a healed fracture of a heated Burmese Ruby

Flux residue seen inside a healed fracture of a heated Burmese Ruby. FOV 2.0mm

Crystal Fingerprint

A plane of crystals which forms a part of a larger fingerprint inclusion.

A plane of crystals which forms a part of a larger fingerprint inclusion inside a rare Unheated Mong Hsu Ruby from Burma. FOV 1.8mm

Page 1 | 2 

Last Updated 03/06/2019

About the Photographer

Wai Yan

Wai was born and raised in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Trained by the Gemmological Association of Australia, he is a qualified Gemmologist. Throughout his life, he has been in constant contact with gemstones and jewellery through the family business and has been fascinated by the beauty and rarity of them all. He is now operating a branch of the business in Australia, supplying all kinds of gemstones especially of Burmese origin to international markets. 

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

Loading...