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The Story of Macedonian Ruby

Many countries have their national precious stone: Chinese jade, Australian opal, Czech garnet, Columbian emerald, Baltic amber.  This is the story of the Macedonian ruby – the national precious stone of Macedonia!  The story started in the early 1990s when many young men had to leave Macedonia in order to avoid being drafted and sent against their will to the battlefields of former Yugoslavia.  One of them was Deko, agricultural engineer and keyboard player who in the 1980s ruled rock’n’roll venues with his groups Badmingtons, Aleksandar Makedonski and Klerzo. Read more …