Myanmar RubyBurma Ruby
They claim that their ruby is Myanmar (Burma) and that it is a non heat-treated stone without fill.
They will also be happy to issue a voucher and describe the cleanliness of the stone in written form. Disappointingly, the gem laboratory verified that the ruby was indeed an Africans heat-treated ruby with glassfilling, probably valued at about $2.00! Due to our trip and our experiences in Myanmar (Burma) all Rubins are heat-treated and come from the Mongshu Mine and not from the Mogok Mine.
Ruby, blood-red beauty - The New York Times
TOUCSON - Alfred Jiang, a young China businessman, grabbed a gemmological account as he roamed the city's Congress Centre during last month's gemstone shows. It was published by the Gubelin Geum Lab in Hong Kong and represented a rock that Mr. Jiang's parent kept in Beijing: a freely formed ruby of 424.
The ruby, according to Mr. Jiang, is an inheritance that has been in his dynasty for more than three genera. Jiang, a precious stone expert in Thailand, said that the diamond could be up to $100 million, but other folks had made conflicting estimates, and Mr. Jiang was at the end of his rope.
The guardian of a huge crystalline material called "natural corundum" by Gubelin - the minerals that include both ruby and saphire - originating in "Burma (Myanmar)", Mr. Jiang looked at a possible wind fall. It has been an ancient tradition to heat the ruby to eliminate bluish tones and thereby enhance the colouring.
This technology is so widespread that non-heated jewels earn a substantial bonus due to their rareness. During his second visit to Tucson, Mr. Jiang Stuart Robertson, Research Directors at Gemworld International, a publishing house for price and marketing information, was presented. This is the cool calculation of the gemstone business - especially when it comes to a huge ruby.
At nine on the Mohs spectrum, second only to diamond, ruby has one of the most important prerequisites for a gemstone: shelf life. Untreated examples with plateonic reds are more coveted than diamond - and exponential more hard to find. Whereas in Afghanistan, India and Tajikistan ruby was extracted, those from the Vale of Mogok, a county in Obermyanmar, such as Sapphire from the Himalayas of Kashmir and emerald from Colombia are the consummate distillates of esthetics, civilization and heritage.
Some of the most sought-after poetic descriptions of pigeons are "pigeon blood". The difference between Mogok and Mong Hsu in Myanmar's Shan state and most others is their low ferric contents. Burmese Ruby - the commerce refused to call them Myanmar - is electrical.
"When thrown into it, the ruby gives off its warmth to the fluid and lets it boil," he writes. To find a saucepan with Myanmar jewels - cooking or not - is as likely today as an epidemic of self-ignition. Gemstones from Mogok, especially in bigger size, are so rare that they are practically inaccessible.
Use the Graff Ruby, an 8. 62 carat cushion-shaped jewel that sells for $8,600,410 to Sotheby's Geneva in November and sets a global ruby sale rate of one.
Nothing of this would be a good sign for ruby purchases in the near of Montepuez in the north of Mozambique if there were not an amazing discovery of ruby six years ago. Gemfields, the London-based coal and steel producer that is the major shareholder of the Kagem Emerald Mine in Zambia, signed a contract with its Mozambique counterpart Mwiriti in 2012 to lay the foundation stone in Montepuez.
Having held two ruby auction sales in Singapore last year, Gemfields' products - a champion of ethics and transparency in procurement - have contributed to breathing fresh air into a shrinking world. In order to gain an understanding of how differently the retail industry rates the origin of Myanmar and Mozambique, it is worth talking to experienced gemstone traders such as Jack Abraham.
A jewellery show in Scottsdale, Ariz. In February, the New York erotic cowboys cap wore two similar-looking ruby ring in his display case. First was a 3.06 carat Mozambique ruby, painted in silver and accentuated with two crescent diamond crescents totalling 1.02 ct. It pointed to another ring of plate, this with a 4 carat cushion-shaped Burma ruby centre block (imported before the 2003 embargo), surrounded by 1.85 carat diamond.
However, even the most old-fashioned ruby shopper must recognise the growing shortage of materials in Myanmar - a fact that is exacerbated by rivalry from retailers in China, where the colour pink has a profound multicultural impact. It is launching an ad campain this months with coarse Mozambique jewels and a monochrome photograph of Peter Lindbergh's Mila Kunis.
Anticipating the growing demands that such an exposition will entail, Gemfields has worked with a number of jewellery retailers and producers to make more ruby jewellery available to retailers. Cartier used a 15th 29-carat Mozambican ruby in the middle of his Reine Makéda collar for the eighteenth Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris last September, an adorned drapery-style collar commemorating the Belle Époque.
Georg Jensen of Denmark is presenting its first ruby line at this week's Baselworld exhibition for luxurious watches and jewellery in Switzerland. While Sutra, a Houston-based high-end colorstone designer firm, uses Gemfields' Mozambique jewels in ever larger dimensions, in Jaipur, India, Amrapali Jewels, engraved Mozambican jewels will play a prominent role in a 2015 campaign created around the house's characteristic lotus icon.