Liberty Bell Ruby

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The Liberty Bell Ruby is the largest mined ruby in the world, found in east Africa in the 1950s. It weighs four pounds, is eight and a half thousand carats, and is sculpted into a miniature form of the Liberty Bell. It has fifty diamonds set in it and is valued at two million dollars. It was being held on behalf of a foundation at a jewelry store in Delaware when it was stolen in a heist on November 1, 2011.[1] A $10,000 reward was offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible.[2] On February 20, 2014, four men were arrested and indicted for the heist. Police have little hope that the Liberty Bell Ruby will be recovered.[3]

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