- FedEx or DHL for $20.00 only / Delivery 3-4 days / fully insured
- Registered Mail for $6.99 / Delivery 7-14 days / insured for $200.00
- Credit Card
- Western Union
- Bank transfer
|Guarantee / Certification
- All gemstones are natural!
- All photos and videos are of the actual gem for sale (No Stock Photos)
- We offer certification from AIGS for $20.00 only (3-5 additional days)
|Size and Weight
- Gems are always measured in Millimeter (mm)
Compare mm Size with US coins
- Dimensions are given as length x width x depth, except for round stones which are diameter x depth
- Select gems by size, not by weight! Gem varieties vary in density, so carat weight is not a good indication of size
- Note: 1ct = 0.2g
- Every item is unique, so you can only order 1 of each item
- However, we often have similar or matching items. If so, we display them on the same gem detail page
- IF = Loupe Clean - Internally flawless; free of inclusions
- VVS = Almost Loupe Clean - Very, very slight inclusions; inclusions barely seen under 10x magnification
- VS = Eye Clean - Very slight inclusions; inclusions can be seen under 10x magnification
- SI = Slightly included - Small inclusions can be seen with the naked eye
- I1 = Included - Inclusions can be seen with the naked eye
- Transparent = A gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion / may have rutile or other inclusions
- Translucent = Allowing light to pass through, but not transparent
- Opaque = Does not allow light to pass through
- All gems have a 30-day inspection period, which begins on the date
of delivery. Gems may be returned for a full refund during this
- Please email us for return authorization code when returning a gem.
- For more details click here
About Star Ruby
A star ruby
shows asterism, a six-rayed star that shimmers over the surface of the stone when it is moved. Oriented rutile crystal inclusions cause the desired effect. Ruby is red corundum. All other color varieties of corundum are called sapphire
. Corundum is the second hardest substance on the Mohs scale
, with a rating of nine. Diamond
tops that scale with a ten. That hardness combined with the rich color and silky shine make fine rubies so valuable and secure them a place in the group of so-called "precious" stones
along with diamond, emerald
Ruby is named after the Latin word "ruber" for red. The most desirable color is the so-called "pigeon's blood," a pure red with a hint of blue, only found in the mines of Myanmar, the most important ruby deposits.
Ruby is one of the most valuable gems, large rubies being rarer than comparable diamonds.
Ruby is a birthstone
for those born in July.