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What is the "ropada" gemstone?

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I believe ropada is used to dye and pass for ruby in India.  I cannot find any information on the web. Can anyone advise me please what is Ropada ie which crystal group or gemstone family does it belong to? Is it merely colourless corundum that is dyed or is it something different altogether?
asked Jul 26, 2017 by Leyla (130 points)

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The internet references I found speak of Rapada as a natural stone. There is also a map with a reference maybe to a region in India.
answered Jul 26, 2017 by Weasel (58,280 points)
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There are always something on the Net, try again
answered Aug 3, 2017 by heather_carr (280 points)
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I've tried to get the specific gravity of these stones and the result was something along Aventurine and quartz 2.65-2.69 sp
answered Nov 3, 2019 by Anima Mundi Crystals

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