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Glass filled ruby

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    Profile photo of sydp

    Hi, just wanted to share some photo’s of Heat treated glass filled ruby, I was fortunate enough to go to the treatment place in Thailand to see it for myself.
    1st photo is of the rough ruby from Madagascar
    next is the ruby after being treated with acid to clean all the cracks and external rubbish
    last is where the ruby has been treated and the staff are snipping the pieces of ruby apart as some a glued together by the glass.
    this table full of GF ruby is about 1 weeks processing so you can get the idea of how much is being processed and sold across the world

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    Profile photo of sydp

    looks like only one photo loaded I will try and load the others for you interest

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    Profile photo of huttonit

    You lucky thing. I would love to visit the mines, treatment and grading houses in Thailand and see first hand how the process goes from beginning to end. One day maybe..
    I take it you are in the gem trade so get to go places like this as part of your work.

    Have you any other photos of the process and places?

    Profile photo of sydp

    Hi Nigel, I am a hobbyist like you have been for 40 years now.
    Actually we were on a Gem Tour that a good friend of mine runs out of Thailand we have been on at least 6 tours now over the past 10 years.
    I can send you a typical itinerary if you wish which has his contact email on
    the tours are well organised and very reasonably priced.


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