- Brand: Casa de plata
- Product Code: CSNK-40
- Availability: By Order
Ruby is one of the highest valued colored gemstones, in fact, large rubies can fetch higher prices than equivalently sized diamonds. Ruby has been prized for centuries because of its excellent Mohs scale hardness of 9, along with its treasured rich red hue and vitreous luster. Ruby is a variety of corundum that gets its red color from chromium. Corundum that occurs in any color other than red, is classified as sapphire. In its pure form, corundum is completely colorless. The word "corundum" comes from the Tamil "kurundam", meaning "ruby sapphire"
One of the first things that you should know about the Herkimer is that it is not actually a diamond. They are actually gorgeously formed quartz that are double terminated. This creates the illusion that they are diamonds. These are named Herkimer Diamonds because they were originally discovered in the area of Herkimer County, located in the state of New York. These are gemstones that are quite sought after by gem collectors because they love this double terminated style of quartz. The reason for this is because quartz typically only has a single termination. This means that Herkimer Diamonds are very unique and rare gemstones. You can get Herkimer Diamonds in various colors though they are mostly a crystal clear color.