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Product ID: LG116R
Genuine Burmese Ruby, 15x13, faceted, 9.86 cts, Loose Ruby Gemstone
Genuine Burmese Ruby, 15x13, faceted, 9.86 cts, Loose Ruby Gemstone

The beauty, allure, rarity and historical mystique of rubies are well known. The earliest record of the rubies goes back to more than 2,500 years ago in Sri Lanka. The ancient Hindus were so enchanted by the color of rubies that they called them Rajnapura or “King Of Gems."

Rubies command one of the highest per carat prices among other gemstones including diamonds. A 15.97 Carat faceted Mogok ruby was sold at Sotheby’s in New York for $3,630,000 or $227,301 per Carat in October 1988.

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Specifications of This Gemstone:

Gemstone species: Ruby

Treatments: None known

Color: Red

Cut: Faceted

Clarity: Opaque

Carat weight:  9.88 ct

Measurements: 15x13mm

Country of origin: Burma

What makes this gemstone unique?

Ruby is the birthstone for July. It belongs to the corundum family that also includes sapphire. With hardness of 9 in Moh scale, it is suitable for a variety of jewelry. Ruby from Burma are considered some of the finest in  the world. Because of a US embargo on products from Burma, only those gemstones that were exported decades ago are available in the US for sale. This is from a collector's estate.

This gemstone is great for a pendant.

Common Terms Used and Meanings

Eye Clean – Gems that are clean to the naked eye.

Loop Clean - No imperfections are visible at 10x magnifications (a jeweler's loop)

VSI (very slight inclusions) - While these gems have some small inclusions, they will not diminish the brilliance and beauty of the gem when set

SI (slight inclusions) - These gems have some inclusions visible to the naked eye but not to the extent of affecting the brilliance of the gem.

Included - These gems have some larger and/or many minor inclusions that somewhat diminish the brilliance of the gem.

Transparent - Transparent gems allow light to pass through them without diffusing (scattering) the light.

Translucent - Translucent gems allow light to pass through them, but the light is somewhat diffused (scattered).

Opaque: No light passes through the gemstone.

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About Ruby

Few other gems have as much myth, lore and romance surrounding them as ruby. The queen of gems, deep red ruby is the rarest and most valuable of gemstones. Historically, many believe that mystical powers lie within this intensely colored red gemstone. When inserted beneath the skin, the ancient Burmese believed that the stone generates a mystical force, which protects the wearer from accidents and attacks. Rubies have been so loved by royalty, they have always included them in their insignias and famous jewelry.

Ruby is the birthstone of July. Ruby is the anniversary gemstone for the 15th and 40th year of marriage.

Traditional Metaphysical Properties of Ruby:

Nurturing, spiritual wisdom, attainment of values, economic stability, protection from distress.

More information on the healing properties of ruby can be found here.

See Also: More detailed Information about Ruby

To learn more on the healing properties of gemstones, please visit our gemstones infocenter: http://www.specialgifts.com/geminfo/gemstoneinfo-home.htm

Please Note:

  • Measurements provided are approximate.
  • The photos are enlarged to show the detail. You will not see the details with naked eye. Often, the actual stone will look better than what you see on the picture because of the difficulty in reproducing the color exactly. Sometimes stock picture may be used when there are more than one stone that look similar. In this case, the picture will be similar to the gems; but there may be slight individual variations.

Estimated Replacement Cost: $790

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Price: $150.00
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