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This is 1.47 ct. of sapphire.  I have not been able to get the color in the photo to the deeper blue that is in the stone.  Sapphire and ruby are both types of corundum which has a hardness of 9 on the mohs scale.  I added this to my collection for a little over $700 dollars when there was extra cash about.  Someday I would like to find a ruby.  It probably comes out of mines in Northern Thailand or Myanmar.  I keep it because it is shiny and in case I have to test the hardness of something.  Then again, I might win the lottery and start commissioning jewelry to hand down to posterity.


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About johnsmithiiimxiii

John Smith, IIMXIII is the avatar of an award winning poet, artist, etc. who still lives in the Palouse country of the Pacific NW. He has not received much notice with his prose . . . but as his avatar, I hope that he keeps plugging along.

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