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Unheated Kashmir Ruby 0.40 (OKS040)

Pigeon blood red true Kashmir ruby FROM Kashmir
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0.40 Carat
Deep Vivid Red
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: Very Good
o       Brilliancy: 50%
o       Depth: 51%
- Origin: Kashmir
- 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 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 true Kashmir ruby, a 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 (nevertheless needs a price). 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! Additional reports can be made. Big DSEF report for free with a small wait. Certified unheated, as all our rubies. 


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