• Verneuil Process Boules

    Ruby – Lab-made, Rough, Red

    Rubies and sapphires are some of the most prized gemstones in the world and were also some of the first to be created in a laboratory. These synthetic corundum boules were grown by Auguste Verneuil and associates around 1900 (before he published his notes on his Verneuil process). Photo © Joel E. Arem, PhD, FGA. Used with permission.

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    Credit: Joel E. Arem, PhD, FGA

    GemstoneRuby, Corundum
    Natural or man madeLab-made
    Gem StateRough