Gemstone pricing?

Is it true about the best rubies being worth crazy money, as well as the best Columbian emeralds bringing crazy numbers as well?

They always have.

got my natural Columbian Emeralds today, they are 33.4 ct and 41.25 ct. I am so happy

If a 4.10ct burmese ruby ring was appraises at 14k in 2009 how would that translate in todays prices?

Welcome Erica! It will depend on whether or not your ruby was heated, number of inclusions, how close to pure red your ruby is. Can you post a photo? Describe your stone in more details?