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Fascinating Ruby Facts

  • Rubies are one of the four most precious stones. Others beside ruby include diamonds, sapphires, and emeralds.Untreated and Heat-treated Ruby
  • The Bible references rubies four times, correlating the stones with both wisdom and beauty.
  • Some people of ancient India thought rubies would help them attain peace with their enemies.
  • High quality rubies over ten carats frequently sell for far more than a diamond comparable in size. Some hefty rubies have sold upwards of $225,000 per carat. Similar diamonds of the same or larger sizes regularly sale for around $125,000 per carat.
  • The most treasured shade of ruby is a deep red with a slight blue hint. These are referred to as “pigeon’s blood.”
  • All rubies encompass imperfection. This aids in identifying synthetic stones, which can be identified if lacking inclusions. The inclusions in ruby are expected and accepted. However, when the inclusions affect the clearness or shimmer of the stone, the value intensely diminishes.
  • In 2011, Elizabeth Taylor’s 8.24 carat ruby ring sold for $4.2 million—about $500,000 per carat.

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