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Medium Purple Star Ruby Gem - 59.8ct Oval Cabochon (ID: 523618)

Oval Purple Star Ruby

59.8ct
22.7 x 21.3 mm
$ 1,195.60
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Medium Purple Ruby Gem - 42.7ct Carved Fancy (ID: 501423)

Fancy Purple Ruby

42.7ct
37.5 x 35.1 mm
$ 905.67
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Raspberry Red Star Ruby Gem - 3.5ct Oval Cabochon (ID: 521726)

1 pc (avg. 3.48 ct) Purple Star Ruby

8.6 x 7.4 mm
$ 52.24
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Raspberry Red Star Ruby Gem - 6.3ct Pear Cabochon (ID: 527417)

Pear Purple Star Ruby

6.3ct
10.4 x 9.7 mm
$ 62.50
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Magenta Star Ruby Gem - 15.1ct Oval Cabochon (ID: 520808)

Oval Purple Star Ruby

15.1ct
16.1 x 11.3 mm
$ 180.84
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Boysenberry Purple Ruby Gem - 13.6ct Carved Fancy (ID: 501426)

Fancy Purple Ruby

13.56 ct (total 27.12ctw)
26.6 x 16.3 mm
$ 575.22
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Medium Purple Ruby Gem - 31.3ct Carved Pear (ID: 501438)

Pear Purple Ruby

31.3ct
31.9 x 28.8 mm
$ 663.45
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Magenta Star Ruby Gem - 35.9ct Oval Cabochon (ID: 523617)

Oval Purple Star Ruby

35.9ct
19.9 x 18.1 mm
$ 538.20
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Sangria Purple Star Ruby Gem - 10.8ct Oval Cabochon (ID: 521338)

Oval Purple Star Ruby

10.8ct
13.3 x 11.1 mm
$ 129.36
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Reddish Purple Star Ruby Gem - 127.7ct Oval Cabochon (ID: 513651)

Oval Purple Star Ruby

127.7ct
28.2 x 25.8 mm
$ 1,915.20
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Reddish Purple Ruby Gem - 41.8ct Carved Flower (ID: 501424)

Flower Cut Purple Ruby

41.8ct
32.8 x 32.5 mm
$ 886.58
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Pinkish Purple Star Ruby Gem - 5.3ct Oval Cabochon (ID: 542743)

Oval Purple Star Ruby

5.3ct
8.9 x 8.5 mm
$ 52.80
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Raspberry Red Star Ruby Gem - 3.6ct Oval Cabochon (ID: 521727)

1 pc (avg. 3.64 ct) Purple Star Ruby

9.2 x 7.7 mm
$ 54.56
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Deep Red Star Ruby Gem - 26.3ct Oval Cabochon (ID: 521292)

Oval Red Star Ruby

26.3ct
18.2 x 16.1 mm
$ 315.96
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Raspberry Red Star Ruby Gem - 6.4ct Oval Cabochon (ID: 525156)

Oval Purple Star Ruby

6.4ct
12.1 x 9.8 mm
$ 77.16
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Wine Red Star Ruby Gem - 19.2ct Oval Cabochon (ID: 521288)

Oval Red Star Ruby

19.2ct
16.8 x 14.5 mm
$ 230.28
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Raspberry Red Star Ruby Gem - 4.6ct Oval Cabochon (ID: 542734)

Oval Purple Star Ruby

4.6ct
8.9 x 7.8 mm
$ 46.00
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Deep Reddish Pink Ruby Gem - 1.6ct Oval Facet (ID: 501737)

Oval Red Ruby

1.6ct
7.9 x 6 mm
$ 40.75
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Magenta-Pink Star Ruby Gem - 10.1ct Oval Cabochon (ID: 520813)

Oval Purple Star Ruby

10.1ct
13.1 x 11.1 mm
$ 121.20
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Reddish Purple Star Ruby Gem - 6.3ct Oval Cabochon (ID: 525153)

Oval Purple Star Ruby

6.3ct
12.3 x 10.1 mm
$ 75.12
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Medium Red Ruby Gem - 0.8ct Oval Facet (ID: 528274)

Oval Red Ruby

0.8ct
6 x 4.1 mm
$ 32.00
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Ruby Gems from Madagascar
With a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale, rubies are made up of corundum , the second hardest natural material known to man. Red gem-quality corundum is traded as natural ruby, while all other colors are traded as sapphire. The name 'corundum' was derived from the ancient Sanskrit word 'kuruvindam'. Ruby is sourced from many regions of the world, including Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, India, Cambodia, Kenya, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Tajikistan, the USA, Vietnam and Madagascar. Madagascar is one of the newer sources for ruby gemstones.

Madagascar is located approximately 400 km off the coast of Southeast Africa, and as of recent times, it has become one of the most important sources for fine-quality colored gemstones , particularly ruby and sapphire. Historically, Madagascar's economy was fueled by agriculture, but around the early 1990s, gemstone mining began to become commercialized. Shortly after in 1998, an enormous sapphire deposit was discovered in the tiny village of Ilakaka, which came as a complete surprise and led to a gemstone-fever reminiscent of the mid-19th century gold rush in California. In fact, Madagascar is believed to have some of the richest untapped gemstone reserves in the world.

The two important ruby deposits of Madagascar are located in the eastern regions of Vatomandry and Andilamena. The first rubies from Andilamena were discovered in October of 2000, but they were not well-received by the general public owed to the poor quality of material, which lacked transparency and most were rather dark. In January 2001, better quality rubies were discovered and weeks later, there were nearly 40,000 miners actively working in the Andilamena area. Rubies from this region were found in well-formed tabular crystals with slightly rounded edges, averaging around 2-3 carats each. In addition to fine ruby and sapphire, a large variety of other gemstone types have been discovered in Madagascar, including fine tourmaline, aquamarine, emerald, garnet, chrysoberyl, alexandrite, topaz, andalusite, apatite, kyanite, zircon, amethyst and citrine.
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