Ruby - Burma and Madagascar


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A snappy, red gemstone with desirable light tone. The stone is also extremely clean at LI2 clarity. The gem has no brown or gray in the color scan like many Mong Hsu rubies. Lights up exactly like the Mogok material in a fluorescent box. An inexpensive alternative for someone who wants a red Burma but wants a serious discount to the Mogok material. You could also mount this stone in jewelry and no one would ever know it's heated. Click here for more information.
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The 2.01 Unheated Ruby was was of the first discoveries from the Vatomandri mine area on the east coast of Madagascar. Many believe the material is gorgeous, almost luminescent. The material is crystalline and close to Burma goods in appearance. The other original source, Andilamena, the stones tend to be redder but regretfully too dark in tone. The best Madagascar stones give a pink/red Burma look. This is the first time this stone is back on the market in 20 years. The stone is graded as a 5/70. If Burma, the stone would grade as a 3/70. Email us if you have questions about this comment. The stone is pretty red at 65% red. The stone is a desirable 70 tone and never blacks-out and looks stunning in all lights. The clarity is MI1 but is mostly silk that gives the stone a soft desirable Burmese appearance. The stone has typical Madagascar cutting, finish and solid 60% average brilliancy. Many consider the 72.5% depth perfect. The Total Quality Integration Rating (TQIR) Very Good or 3.5. These factors make this stone desirable. A nice diversification for a ruby gem portfolio or for someone who wants a Burma ruby look at a 50% discount. Click here for more information.
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An old no heat "Classic" Mogok Burma ruby is back on the market. Given the reality of Covid and the Burma political situation, new two carat unheated Classic Burma rubies are practically impossible to find in today's market. We have to depend on collector's willing to part with these goods. We have to face the reality this stone is extremely rare. The stone is a perfect 75 tone and never blacks-out and looks red in all lights. The stone is pretty red at 65% red. The clarity is MI1 but is mostly the desired rutile silk that gives the stone a soft desirable Burmese appearance. The stone has typical Burmese cutting, pretty high finish and solid 70-80% average brilliancy. Many consider the 75.9% depth perfect.The Total Quality Integration Rating (TQIR) is Excellent to Very Good or 2.5. These factors make this stone desirable. A top stone for a gem portfolio or to mount in an upscale jewelry piece. Click here for more information.
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This is a two carat no heat Burma ruby. The 60% red is not stoplight red but still a beautiful pinkish red gemstone. The stone is a perfect 70 tone and never blacks-out and looks good in all lights-even at night. Some collectors prefer these lighter color/lighter tones stones to the darker red gems. The clarity is LI2-MI1, which is extremely clean for a Burma ruby. Also, rare the stone has very good to good cutting (3-4) and finish (3-4). This means significant weight was sacrificed for a world class cutting and finish. The stone also has 90% brilliancy, which is close to a 100% brilliancy round diamond. The Total Quality Integration (TQIR) is Excellent to Very Good (2.5), which is very high. A serious gemstone for a gem portfolio or would look fantastic mounted. Click here for more information.
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Two carat unheated Classic Burma rubies are difficult to find in today's market. The 70% red makes this gem vivid red. AGL graded 70% red are considered true "pigeon blood" gems in the market, unlike so many inferior grading labs that call all red stones "pigeon blood." The stone is a perfect 75 tone and never blacks-out and looks vivid red in all lights. Those factors make this stone special. The clarity is MI1-MI2 but the inclusions are hard to see because the stone is so saturated. The stone has typical Burmese cutting. The stone has a high 70% brilliancy. The Total Quality Integration (TQR) is Excellent to Very Good. A serious gemstone for a portfolio or to mount in an upscale jewelry piece. Click here for more information.
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This is an old stone back from a collector after holding the rock since 1996. Two carat unheated Classic Burma rubies are almost impossible to find in today's market. The 70% red makes this gem vivid red. AGL graded 70% red are considered true "pigeon blood" gems in the market, unlike so many inferior grading labs that call all red stones "pigeon blood." The stone is a perfect 75 tone and never blacks-out and looks vivid red in all lights. Those factors make this stone desirable. The clarity is MI2 so inclusions are eye visible. The stone has typical Burmese cutting. The stone has a high 70-80% brilliancy and perfect depth of 73.8%. The Total Quality Integration (TQR) Very Good. A serious gemstone for a high end gem portfolio or to mount in an upscale jewelry piece. Click here for more information.
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This is a large "Classic" Mogok Burma ruby. The stone is not heated. The 60% red is not stoplight red but still a beautiful pink red gemstone. The stone is a perfect 70 tone and never blacks-out and looks good in all lights-even at night. Some collectors prefer these lighter color/lighter tones stones. The clarity is MI2 so you can see some inclusions with your eyes, mostly naturals on the back of the gem. A good goldsmith could hide. The stone has good cutting and finish and a high 70-80% brilliancy. The Total Quality Integration (TQIR) is Excellent to Very Good (2.5). A seriously large gemstone for a gem portfolio or would look fantastic mounted. Great "bang for buck" gem. In June, 2021, a 3.21 gem red unheated Burma Mogok Ruby sold for $150,000 per carat at Bonham's Hong Kong auction. Click here for more information.
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This ultra-rare Star "Classic" Mogok Burma Ruby is back for liquidation. It's been in a vault for over 20 years. This stone has a great star a stunning red color, a rare combination. How rare are these stones? "For every 100 faceted corundum (ruby and sapphire) mined, approximately three stars are discovered. One will have good color and a bad star. One will have a great star and bad color. Only one out of a hundred will have a good star and good color. Fine stars are rarer than rare." Gemstone Forecaster, Volume 16, #2, 1998. The six silvery legs of the star are sharp and obvious. The gem is semi-transparent. Of course, these stones are not heated. When heated, these stones do not star. Until 50 years ago, these stones always sold for more than faceted Burma ruby. Imagine trying to buy a red three carat faceted "Classic" Mogok Burma ruby for $10,000 per carat anywhere in the world today. It's not going to happen. The ultimate connoisseur gemstone, plus it would look fantastic mounted. Click here for more information.
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This ultra-rare Star "Classic Mogok" Burma Ruby is back for liquidation. This stone has a great star a stunning pink red color, a rare combination. The gem has been in a safety deposit box and never mounted. How rare are these stones? "For every 100 faceted corundum (ruby and sapphire) mined, approximately three stars are discovered. One will have good color and a bad star. One will have a great star and bad color. Only one out of a hundred will have a good star and good color. Fine stars are rarer than rare." Gemstone Forecaster, Volume 16, #2, 1998. The six silvery legs of the star are sharp and obvious. The gem is semi-transparent. Of course, these stones are not heated. When heated, these stones do not star. Until 50 years ago, these stones always sold for more than faceted Burma ruby. Imagine trying to buy a four carat faceted "Classic" Mogok Burma ruby for $10,000 per carat anywhere in the world today. It's not going to happen. The ultimate connoisseur gemstone, plus it would look fantastic mounted. Click here for more information.