Day 88-Ruby encased in Wheat
Ruby is a favorite among water bottle collectors. Even people who do not collect seem to want one in Ruby. This is a particularly nice example which shows no amber highlights. Ruby is usuallly darker than this which leaves me with a slight suspicion that it could be Tangerine??????? I am not sure how to tell at this point.
Update June 30, 2012: A close inspection today revealed that this water bottle is encased in Wheat, hence it’s lighter tone. I have included a photo below to show the Wheat layer. I considered for a while the possibility that the Wheat color is just from the nature of Ruby to have amber areas, however, this is a definite layer of amber glass. (I am guessing that the casing is Wheat, any amber color is certainly a possibility at this point.) I have attempted to take a strictly side on photo of the amber layer, which I can see with my eye, but the camera has so far failed to show it. I will keep trying. I uploaded this in a large format as I feel it is important for you to see this layer clearly.
None of the Ruby water bottles shown thus far are actually “typical” of Blenko’s Ruby. Not to worry, there are several more coming.