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Asked in Gems and Precious Stones, Birthstones, How To
How to know real rubies?
In general, gemologists identify gemstones by physical characteristics such as chemical composition, refractive index, specific gravity and hardness. In the case of ruby, a gemologist also has to distinguish between natural ruby -- ruby occurring in nature -- and synthetic ruby -- ruby produced in a laboratory through a process such as flame fusion. One of the signature characteristics of a synthetic ruby is curved growth lines formed as the crystal grows upwards in an environment with a high thermal gradient. ...
What is the rarity of blue sapphire onyx jade ruby gold and platinum compared to one another?
A ruby is more rare than a blue sapphire. Good quality jade is much more rare than the common onyx. Platinum is much more rare than gold when they are compared to each other. ...
Asked in Rubies
What is synthetic ruby?
Ruby's chemical make up is AL2O3:CR, that means that every molecule in it has 2 atoms of aluminum, 3 atoms of oxygen connected to an atom of chromium. In the 1800's chemists figured out that by combining aluminum oxide with chromium at high heat they would get synthetic ruby. The process has been modified through the years but, chemically speaking, synthetic ruby is the same as natural ruby. From a retail point of view they are worlds apart and man-made stones must...
Asked in Myanmar, Gems and Precious Stones
How do you identify a real ruby gemstone from synthetic using 10X glass?
you can see curce growth band , bubles , healed flux you can see curved growth band , bubles , healed flux ...
Asked in Gems and Precious Stones
How do you tell a real ruby from a fake?
Ruby, the gemstone, is the red variety of the mineral corundum. Corundum is crystalline aluminum oxide (alumina). Ruby's red color comes from a small amount (a percent or so) of chromium impurity that substitutes for aluminum in the crystal structure. Other impurities give corundum other colors: gem sapphire occurs in a blue variety where the impurities are iron and titanium Naturally occurring ruby crystals formed slowly at high temperature deep in the earth. A rock containing ruby is unmistakably "natural" as the rock...
Asked in Wizard of Oz
How much did ruby slippers from wizard of oz cost to make?
The House of Winston made a pair of real ruby slippers to celebrate the film's 50th anniversary in 1989. These are valued at $3 million. ...
How do you tell if a ruby is real?
You can only identify if a ruby is real through appropriate equipment or/and under a microscope. With reference to what a real ruby looks like, under a microscope, you will be able to identify imperfections, the color is a very vivid red and they are scratch proof. ...
Asked in Jewelry, Gems and Precious Stones
How much is a hge stamped and ruby with diamond symbol on it worth?
First of all, you didn't tell us whether it was a ring or a brooch or a pendant, second, HGE means hard gold electroplate. Its not gold, or a real ruby. ...