Ruthenium 50mm Lucite Cube

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Ruthenium 50mm Lucite Cube

500.00

Ruthenium is not exactly a household word. It was named after Russia by its discoverers who found it during refining platinum slated to be minted into Rubles. To this day it plays an important role in jewelry where it's used to strengthen platinum. A few master jewelers have made one-off pure Ru rings but the process is immensely difficult because of its very high melting point, its exceptional hardness and the fact that when working with it the damn thing will break if you look at it wrong!

We feel we achieve our goal of presenting each element in its best possible light when we're able to reveal its true hidden nature. And indeed we've hit the mark here with these pure ruthenium crystals that have been carefully grown under vacuum. The result is an astonishing network of interconnected crystals that sparkle like a cluster of diamonds. Each cube is without a doubt the ultimate tribute to this little known member of the platinum group of metals.

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