Asscher Cut, Pigeon's Blood, Burma Ruby, 3.05 CT
In the ancient language Sanskrit, ruby is “ratnaraj,” meaning “The King of Gems.” This antique 3.05-carat ruby is certainly deserving of such a title. Mined in Burma (Myanmar), known to produce the most superlative rubies, it’s earned the classification of “Classic Burma.” Its vivid purplish-red color, unenhanced by heat treatment and perfectly saturated throughout the stone, is called “pigeon’s blood red,” considered the finest ruby color quality. This Burmese ruby also has beautiful clarity, expertly showcased in an Asscher cut. It’s a rare gem indeed, waiting for a setting worthy of its regality.
This ruby is certified as “Classic Burma” with “pigeon’s blood red” color and no heat treatment by the American Gemological Laboratories.
For centuries, the Mogok Stone Tract of Burma, otherwise known as modern-day Myanmar, has provided the world with its finest rubies. Burmese rubies are renowned for their clarity, silk inclusions that give them a soft glow, and, of course, their vibrant color—a combination of purplish-red body color and fiery red fluorescence, with the most coveted called “pigeon’s blood.” Today, with most of the alluvial deposits in the region depleted, Burmese rubies are among the most valuable and prestigious of all gemstones. To learn more about Burmese rubies, click here.