Ruby: The King of Gemstones

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Ruby is derived from the Latin “ruber,” meaning “red” –the color of passion. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, ruby is called “ratnaraj,” or “king of gems.” Ruby is the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral species, which also includes … [Read more...]

Asterism: Star Gemstones

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Some of the most interesting members of the gem kingdom are those reflecting bright bands of light that form stars. This optical phenomenon is known as "Asterism". The term "Asterism" comes from the Greek word "aster", which means … [Read more...]

A Closer Look at Glass-Filled Rubies

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Glass-Filled rubies have been a hot topic recently affecting both industry insiders as well as a consumers alike. Here is what you need to know to bring yourself up-to-speed on this highly controversial issue, as explained by The Gemological Institute of America. … [Read more...]