The images show some of the process of cutting and polishing the Ruby. Lab-created gems are identical to those formed underground and mined. They’re “grown” in a lab under the same conditions of heat and pressure as a gem that forms underground yet have the advantage of having the ultimate colour & clarity.
It’s a great way to get a beautiful real gemstone at an affordable cost.
This stone has been precision cut and polished by me in the United Kingdom.
A ruby is a pink to blood-red coloured gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems, together with amethyst, sapphire, emerald, and diamond. They word ruby comes from ruber, Latin for red. The colour of a ruby is due to the element chromium.
Rubies have a hardness of 9.0 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Among the natural gems only moissanite and diamond are harder, with diamond having a Mohs hardness of 10.0