Hmm. Well the things I have are definitely red… they look like
african rubies, rather than Burmese color.
If any gemologist on the list is interested in solving the riddle,
I’ll send you one of these in the mail for examination :-).
I was told they were red sapphire, no chromium, so technically not
rubies, when I bought them. They’re small stones, about 4mm round cut.
I’m no gemologist, nor do I have the equipment to determine what
exactly is going on…
I’d love to hear the results of an exam though! Any takers?