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Each gemstone has its own characteristics but all depend on the inclusions present in the stone during their formation. Unlike diamonds, inclusions are necessary to rubies, sapphires and emeralds as their homogenous colour depends on them.

observation of a ruby held with pliers

Ruby

Along with diamonds, rubies are one of the most coveted stones.

In the corundum family, rubies include all red coloured stones.

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observation of a sapphire held with pliers

Sapphire

Like rubies, sapphires belong to the corundum family.

If they are most well-known for their blue colour, sapphires come in all colours except red.

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observation of an emerald held with pliers

Emerald

Unlike sapphires and rubies, emeralds belong to the beryl family.

They are more fragile than other gemstones, and their green colour is very popular.

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