Another interesting ruby worth noting is the star ruby
Star rubys being not faceted like most ruby , these this stones
are cut cabochon .
If you want to see an outstanding collection of stars , go to
the American Museum of Natural History in New York . Morgan
In searching for these gems, follow these guidelines:
The six legs of the star should be sharp, not wide and blurry.
The star should be centered.
The main ray should run lengthwise.
The star should be silvery or milky white.
From a clarity standpoint, the stones should be
semi-transparent. The stone should not be too flat on the top or
too heavy on the bottom.How Much Is a Burmese Ruby Worth?
Just because a ruby is from Burma does not automatically mean
that it is of the highest quality and therefore should be more
expensive. Each ruby is evaluated on a case by case basis with
the focus on color, carat, clarity and other quality factors.
In general, though, Burmese rubies tend to be the most expensive
among ruby varieties. The highest anyone has ever paid for a
Burmese ruby has been $1 million USD per carat. However, in
general, you can find high quality Burmese rubies priced around
$10000 per carat.