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Cultured Ruby - cushion
(photo courtesy of Jean Claude Levandowski)
have been one of the most valuable gemstones
for thousands of years. Rubies, like
sapphires, are technically corundrum with the
red usually being created by the addition of
trace amounts of Chrome. Because chrome
is both rare, and because it tends to cause
rubies to develop fissures, finding larger,
higher clarity rubies can be a very difficult
(and expensive) proposition.
We are thus
pleased to make available a small offering of
larger size, eye-clean *lab-grown* rubies that
rival the finest of all mined rubies, but at a
fraction of their price.
(lab-grown) rubies emeralds are unique in
- These are
*real* rubies, not imitation...they are
simply grown in the lab instead of mined.
naturals, which have widely varying color
and clarity, we offer only gem grade cultured rubies with intense
we have received on our rubies has been
excellent, with a local gemologist noting that
the color of these rubies is what he
considered the "ideal" red (medium
introducing our Cultured Rubies at
12/6/09 - Due to demand for our lab
rubies, we're currently expanding our ruby
inventory and will have additional photos
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