Ahmadabad, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

The best gem-quality ruby crystals were extracted from the Ahmadabad deposit in the upper zone of corundum mineralization.

Most of the rubies from Hunza have purplish colour are are not suitable for faceting.

Pink, violet and almost colourless sapphire is less common than ruby.

Ref: E.Ya. Kievlenko, Geology of gems, 2003, p. 55

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