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  1. AV_
    Brilliant_Rock

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    by AV_ » Jan 10, 2019
    A search like this - tells of how much less ruby exists than sapphire, even tresspassing any subtleties of red...


    I wish this was larger WWW etc.
     
  2. VividRed
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    by VividRed » Jan 10, 2019
    Hi AV,

    Thank you for the link. I like it a lot and would consider buying it if it was within my budget :)

    Price is not disclosed but at 2ct, nearly loupe clean, vivid red and unheated I recon it must cost around 10-15k per carat (not Burma)...ouch :eek2:
     
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  3. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jan 10, 2019
    In time, I have sort of learned to love the dark, very saturated sapphire - but the dark reds still make my blood curdle...

    The price could be right, or could be less. I recall examples of every obscure source of ruby appearing over time, aside the obvious & a couple of world class examples too.

    For something small-ish & impossible - a perfect colour sample! - I may try WWW , Pala International (some stock used to be online, I have not looked in ages) & their ilk. They do not usually show much variety of material - but only the closest to the illusory RED, BLUE...

    rambling
     
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  4. VividRed
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    by VividRed » Jan 10, 2019
    Little update - I bought another one from AJS - 1.17 ct. heat only Burmese ruby. Color is hard to get on iphone camera, it tends to appear more pink that it actually is. Here some photos in various settings:

    Indoor, next to the window. Very gray day, little light and probably also poor angle:
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    Indoor, mix of daylight from window and incandeacent light from table lamp:
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    Lastly, daylight with possibly the right angle and pretty strong pinkish fluorescence (looks more red IRL):
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    Pictures aren’t really great so I can’t really show you its “true” colors but I like this one much more. Happy with my first ruby!
     
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  5. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Jan 10, 2019
    It looks beautiful :love:. Congrats on your first ruby!
     
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  6. VividRed
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    by VividRed » Jan 11, 2019
    Here’s a couple more - shot indoor with normal daylight (no lamps) and a 10x loupe against my iphone camera. It def looks more more pink on camera but it’s still a nice color I find

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    Am I right in assuming that the glow in the sscond picture is due to fluorescence?
     
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  7. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jan 11, 2019
    & internal scattering... - sometimes this goes hand in hand with fluorescence [something to argue in terms of lattice defects & such - one day], but not always...
     
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  8. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jan 11, 2019
    Ooooh I like this one much more!
     
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  9. T L
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    by T L » Jan 13, 2019
    It could be, but the best way to make sure is to buy a uv light source and test it yourself in a dark room. They’re sold rather cheaply online (around $5 for a keychain uv light).
     
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  10. VividRed
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    by VividRed » Jan 15, 2019
    It definitely does fluoresce :)

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  11. T L
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    by T L » Jan 15, 2019
    Very nice, please post pics after you set it.
     

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