Ruby Buying Guide
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- The most expensive ruby ever sold at an auction was a 8.62 carat stone that sold for $3.63 Million ($ 425,000 per carat). This was a cushion cut 'pigeon's blood red' unheated Burmese gemstone.
- The Smithsonian houses a 137 carat cabochon star ruby. The Rosser Reeves star ruby (138.7 carats) is considered to be the largest fine star ruby in existence and was insured for $150,000 in 1966.
- Fergie, the Duchess of York received a ruby engagement ring from Prince Andrew.
- Many of the most famous rubies turned out to be a spinel, but were once known by the reputation of the true ruby. The Timur Ruby which can be traced back to an early owner, known as Tamerlane or Timur a tartar conqueror in 1398, is not a ruby, but a spinel.
- One of the most famous rubies in history was known as The Black Prince's Ruby, and was given to Edward of Woodstock, the original Black Prince in the 14th century. It is currently set in the cross pattée above the 317.40 carat Cullinan II diamond on the front of England's Imperial State Crown. While the Black Prince's Ruby has been part of the Crown Jewels for hundreds of years, it is only in recent times that gemologists have determined that the Ruby is in fact another spinel. The Black Prince's Ruby is really a large, semi-polished octahedral spinel. The stone measures two inches in length and is of proportionate width. The exact weight of the gemstone is unknown but estimates put it at approximately 170 carats.
- The Edwardes Ruby (167 carats) was named for Major General Sir Herbert Benjamin Edwardes who helped save British rule during the years of mutiny in India. It was donated to the British Museum of Natural History in London by John Ruskin in 1887.
- The De Long star ruby (100 carats) is an oval cabochon which is located in The American Museum of Natural History in New York. It was purchased by Edith Haggin DeLong from Martin Ehrmann for $21,400.
- The Peace Ruby (43 carats uncut) is a 25 carat faceted round-shape brilliant stone.
- The Anne of Brittany Ruby (105 carats) is a polished, but irregular gemstone and is housed in the Louvre in Paris.
- The Smithsonian's in Washington D.C. has received one of the world's largest and finest ruby gemstones. The 23.1 carats (4.6 g) Burmese ruby, set in a platinum ring with diamonds, was donated by businessman and philanthropist Peter Buck in memory of his wife Carmen Lúcia. The stone was mined from Burma (Myanmar) in the 1930s.
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