3.21 Oval Star "Classic" Mogok Burma Ruby

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 $17,500 per carat anywhere in the world today. It's not going to happen. The ultimate connoisseur gemstone, plus it would look fantastic mounted.

For more information on this gem, call Robert Genis of National Gemstone at 1-800-458-6453 or email rgenis@preciousgemstones.com. Feel free to call or e-mail for specific quotes.


Carat Weight:


Type & Origin:

Natural Star Ruby, Burma, "Classic Mogok"


AGL - June 8, 1998

Shape & Cut:

Oval Double Cabochon


8.62 x 7.42 x 4.35 mm

Clarity Enhancement/Treatment:



US $17,500 per carat or US$56,175 total, including USPS shipping and handling in the United States and the original AGL Colored Stone Origin Report.
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