Each gemstone has a unique RI that can be proof positive to identify the gems you have in your parcel." Match your information to the data on our Gemstones 101 pages or to the RI, birefringence, and other charts in Walter Schumann's book, Gemstones of the World..Gemstone color is not the best indicator of the gem hiding in the stone, but sometimes you can use the stone's color to identify it. For example, tiger eyes in the .Gemstone Identification People often email us p.os of gemstones and ask us for help in identifying their stones. We try to be helpful, but even the best gemologist in the world cannot properly identify a gemstone from a p.ograph..
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Rubies are the most valuable members of the corundum family. Large gem-quality rubies can be more valuable than comparably sized diamonds and are certainly rarer.There is a relative abundance of smaller, 1-3 carat blue sapphires compared to the scarcity of even small gem-quality rubies..