Rubies and Sapphires

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Are rubies and sapphires the same?

Rubies and Sapphires

Rubies and sapphires are basically the same stone. They are chemically identical, save for a minute little trace element. This trace element is what determines colouring in the jewel. If the stone contains traces of Chromium, and is red or deep pink, the gem is then transformed from a sapphire to a ruby!

   

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