Natural Burmese Ruby
Lot 1160
Natural Burmese Ruby
Sold for US$ 60,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property of a San Diego Collector

Natural Burmese Ruby
Burma
The moniker of "pigeon's blood" is a much sought-after name used to describe rubies, yet it is infrequently seen in the gemstone market. The present stone, with its fine, true red color, is deserving of that appellation. Found in an old estate, this stone, most likely originating from the fabled area of Mogok, was recently recut to improve its brilliance. This is a "pre-embargo" ruby, probably mined in the 1950s, natural, unheated, and with a weight of over 4 carats making it an extremely rare and desirable commodity in today's market.
Weighing approximately 4.02 and measuring 9.5 x 7.5 x 4.5mm

Accompanied by the original Gemological Institute of America report #1136987564 dated October 14, 2011 stating that the original 4.18 carats ruby (its previous weight before recutting) originates from Burma and has no indications of heating.

Saleroom notices

  • Accompanied by AGL (American Gemological Laboratories) report number CS 49437 dated May 8, 2012, stating that the 4.02 carats ruby is natural and unheated.
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Item contains ruby or jadeite

Please note that as a result of recent legislation ruby and jadeite gem stones of Burmese (Myanmar) origin may not be imported into the US. Rubies and jadeite of non-Burmese origin require certification before import into the US.

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