I’m shopping around for some rubies in Afghanistan. There is a weird mix of those mined here, both heat treated and non. There is also a lot of rubies mined from Africa, which seem to be mostly lead glass filled.
I’m still new to analyzing cut and polished gems, and the sheer variety of types of rubies and “rubies” here is definitely a bit overwhelming. Anyone care to look at some of the pictures I’ve taken at a few different stores at the bazaar here and offer some pointers?