15.97ct. Burmese Ruby

This magnificent 15.97-carat Burmese ruby sold for $3,630,000 at the October 1988 Sotheby’s auction. At the time, it was the highest auction price paid for a colored stone. – © GIA & Tino Hammid Chromium causes ruby’s red. Gemologists consider it the “rock star” of trace elements. Pigeon’s blood is the traditional descriptive term for…

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July’s Birthstone, The Ruby

Like a perfect red rose, the Ruby’s rich color speaks of love and passion.  Called the “Rajnapura” or King of Gems by ancient Hindus, July’s birthstone is among the most highly prized of gems throughout history. The Ruby was considered to have magical powers, and was worn by royalty as a talisman against evil.  It…

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Pearl~ a gem of beauty and elegance

From one of the humblest of life forms, the mollusk, comes the pearl — a gem of unsurpassed beauty and elegance.  Ancient civilizations had many stories to explain the origin of June’s birthstone, such as the Greek belief that pearls were the hardened tears of joy that the goddess of love shook from her eyes…

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