Interesting Ruby Fact

Did you know that it was not until about 1800 that ruby (as well as sapphire) was recognized as belonging to the corundum group of gemstones? Before that date, red spinel and garnet were also designated as ruby. It is a fact that jewels in the English State Crown and some of the other crowned jewels once thought to be rubies are actually red spinel.

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