What does a natural ruby look like?

Are natural rubies rare?

Ruby is the red variety of corundum. It is quite a bit rarer than the blue gems. The rarity combined with the demand for rich red gems keeps the price very high. Among rubies though, there is no shortage of small gems, the kind used in cluster rings.

What does ruby look like in a rock?

Rubies are gem corundums with a dominant red color. The color can range from orangy red to purplish red or brownish red. The most desirable color range is a pure vibrant red to a slightly purplish red. The red color of ruby is produced by the presence of chromium in the gem.

What is natural ruby?

A natural ruby is one that has been formed through natural geological processes. These occur in natural environments, over millions of years and require intense mining processes to extract. A natural ruby is formed from corundum, the same element that creates sapphires.

Is African ruby good?

Just over a decade ago, in 2009, African Rubies deposit was discovered in Montepuez, Mozambique. Since its discovery, the rubies from the mine have become some of the most valuable gemstones on the market and show no signs of slowing down.

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