Abstract

Thai ruby still has plenty of detractors in the world gem community. To many old guard dealers, it is a poor substitute for the Burmese variety of this corundum, despite the fact that Burma stopped official gem mining in 1962, leaving the world almost totally dependent on neighboring Thailand and stretches of mine tract just across its Cambodian border. The adjustment to Southeast Asia’s other and once-despised variety of ruby has been slow and unenthusiastic.

Keywords

Furnace Sapphire Defend Corundum Ruby 

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© Modern Jeweler Magazine 1990

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  • David Federman

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