by TommyTheCat » May 28, 2019 I'm quickly discovering that hunting for the perfect ruby is a pretty exhausting endeavor, and as a complete newcomer to the colored gemstone game, I'm hoping that I can get some help. A little background information on myself, I'm a complete and hopeless perfectionist. Once I get my head wrapped around an idea, I'm all in and then some. So to all those who would feel the need to warn me about the possible costs for the kind of gem I'm about to ask for, just know that I'm fully aware of the incredible prices some gems can go for and am willing to pay such a price for the right gem. The ruby I'm looking for is untreated, round, between 1.5 - 2 carats, "pigeon's blood" red, as close to perfect clarity as possibly, and a flawless cut. Basically, I'm just looking for the most exquisite example of a ruby I can find at the specified carat size. However, the theme of the piece this ruby would be set in is "Blood", so the color and shape serves more of a purpose than just being desirable. I would really appreciate if anyone could point me in the right direction to a seller or cutter who could provide such a ruby. Or if you're already aware of such a ruby that's available, even better! I've searched numerous sites, and the only ones that looked promising turned out to be most likely shams.