Welcome to the wicked world of Richard W. Hughes…
Ladies and gentlemen, sit down, strap yourself in, make the sign
of the cross, for you are about to enter the wicked world of
Richard Hughes, the Devil’s Advocate himself.
RWH Publishing cordially invites you to browse the pages of
– Marvel at such oddities as the amazing corundalope, the most
bizarre of the corundum gems
– Watch in awe as a ruby doublet is extracted from Richard
– Feast upon articles covering all aspects
of precious stones, like:
“Foreign Affairs: Fracture Healing/
Filling of Mong Hsu Rubies”
“The Naked Eye: A Diamond’s Worst Friend”
“Cloak & Dagger: The Politics of Opticon”
“Heaven & Hell: The Quest for Jade in Upper Burma”
“Dogfights: Dealers vs. Gemologists.”
Archives of Richard W. Hughes’ notorious
"Devil’s Advocate" column
Commentary from writers and visitors
And the website’s centerpiece - samples from
RUBY & SAPPHIRE by Richard W. Hughes
– Best of all, the entire site is uncensored. Material excised
by scalpel-wielding editors has been faithfully restored!
Here’s what folks are saying about RUBY-SAPPHIRE.COM…
: I checked out your site. Very impressive. : Initial reaction:
“Hey, I’m proud to know this guy.”
- David Squires, Editor, GemKey magazine
: Your site is great. Really enjoyed your : emerald treatment
commentary. Wish the industry : saw things this way. It would
make the : emerald trade so much “cleaner”.
- Jeffery Bergman, Gemsource, Bangkok
: Hi. Just visited your website and was properly : impressed. I
particularly liked the ruby being : repeatedly extracted from
your cerebral cortex. : It didn’t even look as if it hurt.
- Brenda Forman, freelance writer
: Beautifully designed and easily accessible,
: Richard W. Hughes’ web pages will ravish those
: looking for something special in the gem field.
: Saying he is controversial, as many do, is not
: necessarily a problem: in other fields, it is
: the rule, and actually often advances the field by
: bringing fresh views and arguments. Even if you
: don’t agree with everything written, there are
: many things in these pages that will make you
: think and wonder. And this is certainly a good
: enough reason for sparing the time to visit.
- Olivier Galibert, Eye Company, Ltd., Paris
The most recent additions to RUBY-SAPPHIRE.COM are
A Richard W. Hughes Bibliography
Photomicrographs of treated Mong Hsu rubies…
…and emeralds (with a discussion of Opticon filling)
As always, your comments are welcome. Enjoy your visit.
“The price of wisdom is beyond rubies.” Job 28:18