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The hunt for sunset rubies


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#1    Saru

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 10:15 AM

The hunt for sunset rubies
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Gem hunter Don Kogen goes in search of an extremely rare type of ruby in the markets of Thailand.




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Posted 23 April 2014 - 10:49 AM

Nice! I like rubies - my birthstone.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:18 PM

I always thought Burma rubies were choice--but after seeing these babies I've ultimately changed my mind...


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:03 PM

I want them all :D


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:42 PM

They look pretty but... They really aren't rare stuff like the folks on the show want you to believe. Rather interesting that their show is hand in hand with their online sales website. http://www.gemguys.c...op-by-gemstone/

Sunset rubies are rubies that are treated to make them look better. Diffusion treatment is done with a lot of stones. Here's some info about it:
http://www.ruby-sapp...ge_sapphire.htm
https://www.lotusgem...nd-Sapphire.pdf





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