Ruby Inclusions

Melted solid inclusions and "decrepitation" feathers of various Natural Fancy Sapphires from Madagascar due to treatment with beryllium at high temperatures. Transmitted and fiber optic illumination at 40-60x magnification in the microscope. 
Typical inclusions found in Beryllium Treated Corundum (New Treatment)
Typical inclusions found in Beryllium Treated Corundum (New Treatment)
Typical inclusions found in Beryllium Treated Corundum (New Treatment)
Typical inclusions found in Beryllium Treated Corundum (New Treatment)
Typical inclusions found in Beryllium Treated Corundum (New Treatment)
Other inclusion of rubies and sapphires of various origins (see detailed text by clicking on picture).

Inclusions in Ruby from Namya (Burma, Myanmar)

Oriented rutile needle inclusions
"silk dust" and crystal inclusions in central part of the crystals
Concentration of transparent inclusions in the center of the gemstone
Different arrangements of rutile in nests along internal growth features
Curved Tube Inclusion
Inclusions of various shapes and arrangements
Inclusions of various shapes and arrangements
Solid inclusions of various shapes, isolated, or clustered
Solid inclusions of various shapes, isolated, or clustered

Inclusions in Ruby from Mogok (Burma, Myanmar)
Apatite inclusion in Burmese ruby
Silk nest in an unheated ruby from Mogok (Burma, Myanmar)
A series of elongated and rounded transparent inclusions in a ruby from Mogok (Burma, Myanmar)
Bohemite needle with "satellite" secondary feathers in an unheated ruby from Mogok (Burma, Myanmar)
Rutile inclusions in Mogok ruby
Rutile inclusion in Mogok rubies
Rutile inclusion in Mogok rubies
Rutile inclusion in Mogok rubies
Fine gossamer of silk, short rutile needles indicate no heat enhancement.
Fine gossamer of silk, short rutile needles indicate no heat enhancement.
Calcite inclusion in Mogok Ruby (indication of no heat treatment applied)
Calcite crystal inclusion in a ruby from Burma (Mogok, Myanmar)
Fluid inclusion feather in Burmese ruby

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