- Apr 27, 2010
Rubies are a tricky thing. If you can't afford the best, 99% of them look meh, and are rather expensive.Agnesg|1304768335|2914677 said:There is this 2 carats, unheated slight purplish red ruby. Upon close look u can see some swirly inclusions. Cannot see at arm length. Seems redder in real. Priced at $2k. Can I know what do u think? thanks
Red spinels and rubies that fluoresce indicates they lack iron, which tends to muddy the color in these gems. The fluorescence also tends to amp the color up a notch in sunlight for these stones. UV fluor in rubies and red spinels is a good think IMO.Agnesg|1304794818|2914931 said:It fluorescence! Very brightly under uv light. What does that indicate? It is 1.99 to be exact. Usd 2.4k
Does it penetrate to the surface. Normally, the only thing that disturbs me with feathers is that if they're submerged in ultrasonic cleaners,the feather can grow. I would tend to avoid cleaning it, and also mention this to any jeweler that is setting it, as some jewelers are "ultrasonic cleaner happy." Rubies always have inclusions, like emeralds. If they don't, suspect a synthetic or simulant. Otherwise, if the color looks good to you, and the lab report seems to match the measurements of the stone, then I would be happy. I would also make sure that an independent gemologist with good experience in rubies does a double take on it. I'm anal that way when it comes to rubies. There are so many treated ones being sold as untreated, even with forged lab reports. You have to be really careful. I don't know where you got it from, but if you did get it off ebay, make sure you check toolhaus.org for feedback.Agnesg|1304796523|2914962 said:Should I be concern about the feather inclusion? And it can be seem at close range
If she has a GIT memo with it, I suspect she got it from a Thai seller (most probably an ebay dealer), or some online Thai seller.Agnesg|1304797486|2914975 said:Thank you all! The seller said the chip on the girdle is a natural. So what's the diff with natural and chip? I got this from an online seller, she made my Xmas unheated blue sapphire ring last year at a good quality and price so I went back to her. She is to refund all money if I bring it to any independent lab for retest and the result differ from her git report.