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GIA Certified .97 Carat Cushion Cut Unheated Ruby


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What can I say about rubies that hasn't been said better and more eloquently than I ever could other than they magnificent pieces of natures handiwork. They'll never be a mass market precious stones like diamonds, fine ruby are very rare and finding even two that are alike is an oddity.

As a gentleman told me years ago when I was learning about sapphires. he said "look for three things COLOR, COLOR, COLOR" for like sapphires color is everything, all else is a side note to the story.The brightest and most valuable "red" called pigeon blood-red, and ideally the stone shows some fluorescence as well, it should almost glow from the inside and radiate out its color.

Ruby can generally be found in only about a dozen spots in the world (just for comparison diamonds can be found in almost every country in the world). This stone was found in the Songea region of Tanzania, cut in Sri Lanka and wound up here at our offices in New York.

Most rubies are heat treated, this one is NOT HEAT TREATED, and has the papers from the GIA to prove it. Just a suggestion but if you buy a ruby, and your spending over say $1000, make sure you get it certified beforehand by one of the worlds major labs (there are about 10 great gem labs in the world, the rest are lets just say not so great). Individual copannies or graduate gemologists don't have the equipment necessary to do a thorough analysis, so play it safe with one of the big labs for a second opinion.

This ruby has a spectacular color and only a few small carbon spots on its, I would grade it as facing up eye clean, beautiful depth of color to it.



All gemstones in our inventory and in our jewelry are Natural mined gemstones, None are lab created,lab grown,man made, or synthetics.

  Type I Gemstones -Usually eye clean   Enhancement   Clarity
Examples- Aquamarine,Green & Yellow Chrysoberyl,Morganite,Tanzanite, Green Tourmaline, Blue Zircon x None-Natural: No Enhancement VVS-Minor inclusions, somewhat easy to see with 10X. Usually eye clean.
    Heat-The use of heat to effect desired alteration of color, clarity and/or phenomena. x VS-Noticeable inclusions under 10X. May be eye visible.
x Type II Gemstones-Usually included  Heating and Pressure: The use of heat and pressure combined to effect desired alterations of color, clarity and/or phenomena. SI1-Large or numerous inclusions under 10X. Apparent to unaided eye.
x Examples- Alexandrite,Amethyst, Ametrine,Citrine, All Garnet, Iolite, Peridot, All Sapphire & Ruby, Spinel, Blue, Orange & Yellow Tourmaline, Green, Orange, Red or Yellow Zircon  Irradiation: The use of neutrons, gamma rays or beta particles (high energy electrons) to alter a gemstones color. The irradiation may be followed by a heating process. SI2-Very prominent inclusions to unaided eye.
      Oiling/Resin Infusion: The filling of surface-breaking fissures with colorless oil, wax, resin or other colorless substances, except glass or plastic, to improve the gemstones appearance.   I1-Significant inclusions,Moderate effect on appearance or durability
  Type III Gemstones-Almost always included   Waxing/Oiling: The impregnation of a colorless wax, paraffin or oil in porous opaque or translucent gemstones to improve appearance.   I2-Significant inclusions,Severe effect on appearance or durability
  Examples- Bixbite, Emerald, Red, Pink or Watermelon Tourmaline   Filling: The filling of surface-breaking cavities or fissures with colorless glass, plastic, or similar substances.This process may improve durability and/or appearance, and/or to add weight.    
      Diffusion: The use of chemicals in conjunction with high temperatures to produce ARTIFICIAL color change and/or asterism-producing inclusions.    
      Coating: The use of such surface enhancements as lacquering, enameling, inking, foiling or sputtering of films to improve appearance, provide color or add other special effects.    

  • Model: PADCIS100
  • 1 Units in Stock


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