a perfect negative crystal floating in space - ruby necklace set
By Ron Hooper (Image: Danny Sanchez)
Magnesium oxide is a good mineral.
It forms spinel, a historically coveted gem whose red variants are sometimes confused with rubies.
It is used in a Temer ruby necklace made for Queen Victoria. And an egg-
A piece of the size known as the Black Prince Ruby forms the center of the royal crown.
Both pieces are part of the British crown jewels, and there is a larger rock in the Iranian Crown Jewels, Samarian spinel.
In contrast, spinel in this photo is a questioner, but it's also beautiful and certainly more interesting.
The view of the image is 2.
9mm, which makes the floating octaves in the middle less than half a millimeter wide.
But get this and colon.
This is a "negative Crystal ".
The octaheface is the outline of a space, and at first it looks like the side of a solid crystal is actually a void wall inside a larger crystal block.
"This is one of the most perfect negative crystals I 've ever encountered," said Los Angeles-based photographer Danny Sanchez.
You can see more photos of him on instagram. com/mineralien.