Marvel’s Reality Stones are real, spectacular rubies — and they’re on sale.
By now, you’re probably aware of the recent story about a giant ruby the size of a baseball in South Africa that fell out of a skyrocketing pile of junk, shattering some local people’s faith in diamonds as a good investment. (Not that diamonds were ever a good investment to begin with, mind you.)
If you’re like me and aren’t familiar with the story, however, you’ve probably already figured out that there are a lot of people out there who think rubies are the most magical stones in the universe — not just because they look good with their white-on-black hue, but because when they’re truly pure, they’re supposedly capable of “enhancing” one’s life in several subtle ways.
While I wasn’t even aware that the rubies were still being used, I immediately had a hunch that they were.
While the rubies’ potential value and their scarcity would make them an excellent investment for many people, it would also make them a target for a few opportunistic investors who had an interest in selling a piece of the market that they knew would be lucrative and hard to get their hands on.
This is where our rubies stepped in. On Feb. 20, Rubies Magazine posted an article titled “The Amazing Fact About Rubies.” The article went on to explain that “the most amazing thing about rubies is that they do not actually have a ‘natural color’ of any kind. The color is actually a very artificial color, and it is known as color #20.”
The point of the article, of course, was to show that the rubies in question were actually artificial gems and not the real thing — a revelation that would’ve been a big deal had it not been for the fact that the rubies were on sale.
They were on sale at two different online jewelry sites. And they wouldn’t have been hard to fake either, as the two websites that featured them both required users to send the rubies in via email before they sent them to their customer base — which means that they could have easily