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Pear cut Ruby set in yellow gold
Star Ruby set in Yellow Gold
Star Ruby set in Yellow gold 3
Pear cut Ruby set in yellow gold
Pear cut Ruby set in Yellow god 2


Ruby is a tough and durable gem, and the only natural gemstone harder than Ruby is Diamond. Ruby is distinguished for its bright red color . The most preferred color is a deep blood red with a slightly bluish hue. Such Ruby is known as “Burmese Ruby” or “Pigeon’s Blood Ruby”. Ruby from Burma is famous for its exceptional color, and has traditionally produced the finest Rubies. However, Burmese Ruby rarely exceeds several carats, and large flawless Burmese Rubies can be worth millions of dollars.


A Ruby displaying asterism is known as a “Star Ruby”, and if transparent can be very highly prized. Star Rubies exists in six ray stars, though twelve ray stars are also well known. Rubies must be having good transparency to possess gem value. Opaque or semi-opaque Rubies have relatively little value, even if they display asterism.

The color of Ruby is usually caused by minute inclusions of the metal chromium. These impurities are often responsible for causing a Ruby to be fluorescent, which can be helpful in its identification. Ruby is also pleochroic, and will sometimes display a lighter and more intense color when viewed at different angles.
Despite this, Ruby is still subject to chipping and fracture if handled roughly, and care should be taken to ensure it is properly handled.

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