13.24ct Oval Cabochon Red Star Ruby from Madagascar, Dimension 14.4 x 12.4mm, Opaque Clarity, Natural fracture filled gemstone, 1pc Star Ruby in Dark Red Color, Mohs Hardness of 9 suitable for daily wear jewelry
The product is a natural oval cabochon Star Ruby in dark-red color with the exact size of 14.38 x 12.35 x 6.76mm. This gemstone is from Madagascar and has a finished weight of 13.24ct. The clarity of this red Star Ruby is Opaque. The gemstone has been fracture filled; this is usually done with glass, oil or lacquer. It is a safe and accepted treatment. The item is sold as seen in the picture: 1 piece red Star Ruby for the price listed.
The Star Ruby has a calibrated size of 14 X 12 mm which is perfect for standard jewelry settings.
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