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Unheated Kashmir Ruby 0.40

Pigeon blood red true Kashmir ruby
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0.40 Carat

Pigeon Blood 
Medium Dark 70
Lightly Included



- Identification: Natural Unheated & Untreated Ruby
- Carat: 0.40
- Shape: Oval 
- Measures: 5.45x3.79x1.95 (millimeter)
- Color Grade: Excellent
- Tone: MD70
- Color Zoning: None
- Clarity: Lightly Included
- Cutting Grade: Good
o       Brilliancy: 50%
o       Depth: 51%
- Origin: Kashmir, Pakistan
- Treatment: None
Certificate No: DSEF RU 080996
Overall Grade: Excellent


Comment: Here is a something beyond one-of-a-kind. Kashmir is the most famous, rarest, and most expensive origin for corundum, with only a few blue sapphires in gem quality available at any given time and at excruciating cost. We have a few unheated purple Kashmir sapphires in our stock that have ruby qualities in some light settings, and were offered as Kashmir rubies, but thus far we have never come across a Kashmir ruby, or purple-red sapphire, that did not encourage a discussion about its classification. This 0.40 needs no discussion what-so-ever. In the same spirit, I dared to choose the term 'pigeon blood' for the color grading. A short, or endless, research will fail to uncover any other ruby combining this, or a similar, color with Kashmir origin. Therefore, in all humbleness, we claim a priceless rarity. Yet, because a price must be found, we will, just for fun in this exception, open an auction pricing, starting bid set at $2k/stone.
Drop us a line with your offer and we will keep you posted.
Current bid: $2,700.-
Some words on the gem: Though shallow, the eye does not catch a window, nor does it perceive any inclusions without lens. Shallow-but-no-window always means a free giant face-up, almost 6x4mm in 40 points! We trust in DSEF's origin science, but additional reports can be made (at our cost if conflicting information is found, a big DSEF report can be added for free). Unheated, as all our rubies. 


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