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The King of Gems

RUBY, one of the rarest & the most mystical gemstones, revered as The Gem of Kings & The King of Gems since ancient times, 300 times rarer than colorless diamonds and one of the most sought-after gemstones in the world. Ruby, the most prominent of the navratna stones, Ruby has everything a gemstone should have, magnificent & attractive color and outstanding fire. Ruby is the gem considered to bring good-fortune, wealth & power to the wearer. Over the years, even diamonds are considered common when compared to this rare beauty & the value of this magnificent gemstone. Normally Rubies also represent the 15th, 40th & the 80th anniversaries.

Origin: Ruby is the red-variety of corundum, which obtains its red color from chromium, one of the rarest elements in the Earth’s crust. The true beauty of a Ruby comes from its unique fire which is due to its fiery red color. The color, which has been known to move hearts & minds of people & which has had dreamy eyes gazing it with mystery, emotion & envy for centuries & generations, shall continue to do so for yet generations to come.

Fine & Exceptional Rubies Over the Years :

1. Delong Star Ruby: One of the finest star Rubies with the strongest star-lines ever. This remarkable piece is a marvel of Nature. One of the few & rare rubies weighing over 100cts. it is one of the most fabulous star gemstones in the world.

2. Carmen Lucia Ruby: The largest of fine Rubies ever known. An exceptional Ruby weighing just over 23 cts. with one of the finest deep red color (close to pigeon blood) & a flash of pink. Being the only Ruby of its kind, ever to be found & known to mankind, it is definitely one of the finest Rubies ever.

3. Rosser Reeves Ruby : Weighing about 138cts. it is a fine & rare Star Ruby, it is also currently in the Smithsonian Museum

4. Mandalay Ruby: A Fine Ruby of over 45cts. estimated at over 10 Million USD.

5.Recently, one of the highest prices per carat ever for a gemstone was also fetched by a Ruby.

Rubies are also a major favorite amongst the royal, the elite & celebrities worldwide. From Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria, Princess Diana, Prominent Queens & Majesties from the Russian & British Royal Families to Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, The Duchess of York, Marlene Deitrich, Mary Pickford, to Mouna Al-Rashid, Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet etc. to the extent that some of the them had commented that they didn’t care for diamonds as much as they cared for other gemstones.

“While diamonds, emeralds & sapphires of over 100 carats are available easily, fine Rubies of even over 10cts. are exceedingly rare & priceless.” - Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

About the Author :

Sambhav Karnawat is the 4th generation in the gem & jewelry business from the renowned G.C. Karnawat family who have been in the Gem & jewelry business for more than a 101 years.

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Sambhav Karnawat
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