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Precious Stones > Ruby
Carat Size / Single Stones
Carats sizes of Good Quality are available in 0.80 cts+ ,
1cts+,1.25cts+, 1.5cts+, 2cts+2.5cts+,3cts+,4cts+.
Bigger Sizes can be supply on special request.




OVAL
Oval Shapes are available from 3x4 to 8x10.
All the sizes can regularly supply.



PEAR
Pear Shapes are available From 3x4 to 8x10.
All the sizes can regularly supply.


OCTAGON
Octagons are Available in 3x5 to 7x9 mm range.
All these sizes can regularly Supply.


Rounds Normal Cutting
Rounds in normal Cutting are in 1.25mm to 6mm range.
All the sizes can regularly supply.

Rounds Diamond Cutting.
Rounds in Diamond Cutting are in 1.25mm to 5mm Sizes Range.
All the sizes can regularly supply.

Square Normal Cutting
Square in Normal Cutting are in 1.5mm to 5mm Size Range.
All the sizes can regularly supply.

Square Princess Cutting
Princess Cutting Squares are in 1.5mm to 5mm size Range.
All the sizes can regularly supply.

Trillion / Delta Shape
Trillion Shapes are in 3mm to 7mm Size Range.
All the sizes can regularly supply.

HEARTS
Heart Shapes are available in 3mm to 7mm Size Range.
All the sizes can regularly supply.

Marquise
Marquise Shapes are avaialabe in 1.5x3 to 6x12mm size range.
All size can regularly supply.


Baguettes
Baguettes shapes are in 1.5x3 to 4x6mm size range.
Special sizes can also be arrange on request.
All sizes can regularly supply.

Ruby
Ruby

  • Hardness

    9.0.

  • Occurrence

    Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, India, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Tanzania, Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Malagasy Republic, Malawi, Pakistan, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), United States (Montana, North Carolina).

  • Appearance

    Named for it's color (Latin Rubeus). Ruby has been confused with red spinel and garnet. The color can range from "pigeon-blood" to brownish. Other colors are known as sapphire. Inclusions are common, and are used to tell the difference between a synthetic and natural stone. Ruby is the birthstone of the month of July.

  • Enhancements

    Ruby is usually heat treated to improve color and appearance. Surface cavities and fractures are commonly filled with a foreign material, including glass. As a by-product of heat treatment, the presence of solidified borax or similar colorless substances which are visible under 10x magnification are common.
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    Ruby is the red variety of the mineral corundum, one of the hardest minerals on Earth, of which the sapphire is also a variety. Pure corundum is colourless. Slight traces of elements such as chrome, iron, titanium or vanadium are responsible for the colour. These gemstones have excellent hardness. On the Mohs scale their score of 9 is second only to that of the diamond. Only red corundum is entitled to be called ruby, all other colours being classified as sapphires. The close relationship between the ruby and the sapphire has only been known since the beginning of the 19th century. Up to that time, red garnets or spinels were also thought to be rubies. (That, indeed, is why the 'Black Ruby' and the 'Timur Ruby', two of the British Crown Jewels, were so named, when they are not actually rubies at all, but spinels.)

    Ruby, this magnificent red variety from the multi-coloured corundum family, consists of aluminium oxide and chrome as well as very fine traces of other elements - depending on which deposit it was from. In really fine colours and good clarity, however, this gemstone occurs only very rarely in the world's mines. Somewhat paradoxically, it is actually the colouring element chrome which is responsible for this scarcity. True enough, millions of years ago, when the gemstones were being created deep inside the core of the Earth, chrome was the element which gave the ruby its wonderful colour. But at the same time it was also responsible for causing a multitude of fissures and cracks inside the crystals. Thus only very few ruby crystals were given the good conditions in which they could grow undisturbed to considerable sizes and crystallise to form perfect gemstones. For this reason, rubies of more than 3 carats in size are very rare. So it is no wonder that rubies with hardly any inclusions are so valuable that in good colours and larger sizes they achieve top prices at auctions, surpassing even those paid for diamonds in the same category.

    Some rubies display a wonderful silky shine, the so-called 'silk' of the ruby. This phenomenon is caused by very fine needles of rutile. And now and then one of the rare star rubies is found. Here too, the mineral rutile is involved: having formed a star-shaped deposit within the ruby, it causes a captivating light effect known by the experts as asterism. If rubies of this kind are cut as half-dome shaped cabochons, the result is a six-spoked star which seems to glide magically across the surface of the stone when the latter is moved. Star rubies are precious rarities. Their value depends on the beauty and attractiveness of the colour and, though only to a lesser extent, on their transparency. Fine star rubies, however, should always display rays which are fully formed all the way to the imaginary horizontal line which runs through the middle of the stone, and the star itself should be situated right in the centre.