So many stones look alike that a little bit of help may be needed to identify exactly what you’re dealing with. Ruby (Wikipedia images: By StrangerThanKindness - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link) When raw, Ruby is often a grainy, not-at-all-translucent six-sided stone but may be pinkish-red and semi-translucent. It needs faceting to bring out...

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