Rubies from the Montepuez Area

In October 2013, GIA’s Bangkok laboratory produced a study of the samples collected during the September 2012 expedition. The study featured FTIR and UV-Vis spectra and chemical analysis of one reference sample from each of the four main ruby mining sites in the area. The study also included numerous inclusion photos that will enable the gemmologist to more easily identify rubies from Montepuez. Download PDF to view.