Largest ruby root found in Yen Bai worth 6 billion VND

  •  Saturday, September 19, 2020

A boulder exploited in Luc Yen (Yen Bai province), measuring 2.6m in height and weighing over 1 tonne, was viewed as the world’s largest ruby root at the moment.

The 1.6m-high, 1m-wide and 40cm-thick ruby root.
The 1.6m-high, 1m-wide and 40cm-thick ruby root.

A jewellery store in Yen The township (Luc Yen district, Yen Bai) owns this spectacular ruby root.

Mai Hoang Anh, a representative of the store, confirmed that it is the largest ruby root in Vietnam and there is no other as gigantic as it in the world.

The owner said the gem was discovered in An Phu (Luc Yen) 10 years ago. It was covered by Luc Yen-origin white stone.

The ruby root is not the most valuable kind but super rare thanks to its enormous size, Anh said.
The owner added that there was once a person asking to buy the gemstone at the cost of 6 billion VND (260,345 USD) but he refused.

A Hanoi-based jewellery group owns a smaller ruby block which is 1.6m high and weighs 500kg, he said.

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