Disguised as Rubies?

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Are there any stones disguised as rubies?

Disguised as Rubies?

Did you know that some of the world's most famous rubies are not rubies at all? The "Black Prince's Ruby" and "Timur Ruby" in the British Crown Jewels are actually spinels! They occur in such a rich red color, they have long been thought of as rubies, yet they are not.



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