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Silky semitransparent ruby

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by voce, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. voce
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    by voce » Jan 11, 2019
    Enhoerning has listed on LT a vivid red silky Ruby that the GIA grades as semi-transparent. Is this a good buy? How do you guys feel about sleepy rubies vs transparent ones?
     
  2. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jan 11, 2019
    I wish they were all en cabochon.
     
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  3. mellowyellowgirl
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Jan 11, 2019
    That one is really pretty in my eyes @voce

    I like both types of rubies and sapphires as long as the sleepiness is "even." A great colour does wonders and as long as there are no weirdass splotches or marks I'm not demanding of a crystal clear ruby.
     
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  4. Burmesedaze
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    by Burmesedaze » Jan 11, 2019
    Personally I wouldn't and would spring for one with decent transparency. I know I wouldn't be able to settle for one semi transparent faceted ruby and will keep wondering what if.

    If it's a cab that's ok.

    It's also not a matter of a few hundred bucks but a few thousand.
     
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  5. Indylady
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    by Indylady » Jan 12, 2019
    I wish it were cabbed. I would not recommend it.
     
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