what do rubies raw unheated look like?
- lb2kLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
It depends on the quality & origin of the material.
Some natural (raw) ruby rough is pale pink or dull red when mined. After heat treatment, it improves to a more saturated pinkish-red or brighter red.
Some natural ruby rough has blue color zones in it, specifically those from MongHsu, Myanmar. After heat treatment, this zone disappears and the color is improved but is replaced by dense white clouds.
Very fine quality unheated ruby rough doesn't even need to be treated! It looks vivid red or pinkish-red straight out of the ground!
If you like Ruby & Sapphire stones, you MUST read Richard Hughes' book of the same name. It's full of information & photos! Check out his website: http://www.ruby-sapphire.com/Source(s): I work for the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences
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- ChristinaLv 44 years ago
You should be able to get raw honey at any health food store. Or any grocery store that has an organic section.