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what to do with a very large ruby

Rev

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Does anyone have an opinion on what to do with a 400+ ct natural uncut Ruby? ruby 04-22-2021 21.20.25.jpg
 

Rev

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I was hoping to add value... I suppose I can line a small lit gold lined box... but if someone was interested I would part it
 

Niel

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I was hoping to add value... I suppose I can line a small lit gold lined box... but if someone was interested I would part it

Oh so you’ll part with it for free then. Ok.
Put it in a fish tank.
 

lovedogs

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No one will buy from you. Please read forum rules.
 

JPie

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I think the only people on this forum who would buy that are the same ones who post things like, “What is this and how much is it worth???” then get frustrated when the answer is “not much.”
 

Rev

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Oh so you’ll part with it for free then. Ok.
Put it in a fish tank.

sorry for not using good english... part it ... meant cutting... if you notice the word "with" is missing in my post
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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I think its so pretty
everything like this is way over priced here in NZ - ive had a look in some of those crystal shops

id love to sit it on a shelf and admire it
 

pokerface

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This is almost certainly a dyed piece of rock and is basically worthless. Don't forget that many disreputable dealers call any corundum "natural" no matter what unnatural treatments the specimen has undergone. I'm sorry, you do not need to be an expert to tell that this is not gem-grade material. It is something you would find in a bin in a gift shop.
 

briolette

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Gem cutter here....from the photo I don' t think that's a viable piece of rough except for maybe cabochons. I'd put a small light platform under it and just admire as part of your collection.
 

Rev

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Gem cutter here....from the photo I don' t think that's a viable piece of rough except for maybe cabochons. I'd put a small light platform under it and just admire as part of your collection.

Thank you... i will post pic. when i get it done
 

kenny

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Have Christie's or Sotheby's auction it for millions and millions of dollars.

I'll bet Her Majesty The Queen would buy it and superglue it to her crown.
 
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