Abu Dabi: A one-kilogram rare rough ruby has been unveiled in Dubai
Nicknamed Malak, the 5,010-carat deep purple ruby is bigger than the palm of a hand
Media reports said the certificate of authenticity was issued by the international gem and jewelry testing laboratory, in Jaipur, Rajasthan in India.
The rough stone was discovered in the small village of Hyderabad, Pakistan, bordering Iran and Afghanistan. The gemstone belongs to the Borhanzahi family, who are from the village.
“It is very rare, it is one of its kind in its size and color,” Esmail Borhanzahi, owner of the ruby, told The National News.
It is reported that the ruby is not for sale, and will be displayed in museums in the UAE and Europe. It will generate funds that can be used to build hospitals and schools in the village where this was found.