Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 7.25 x 4.28 x 3.02mm
Weight (carats) 0.84 carats
No Treatment

Amazing UNHEATED/UNTREATED Ruby from Jegdelak, Afghanistan. This rare and one of a kind gem shows strongly purplish Red color, medium tone and strong saturation!!!

Color: Red 

Dimensions: 7.25 x 4.28 x 3.02 mm 

Total Weight: 0.84 carats 

Shape/cut: Oval 

Treatment: None 

Clarity: Slightly included (very clean) 

Hardness: 9 

Origin: Jegdelak, Afghanistan (Ruby from Jagdelak is marble hosted and shows strong fluorescence) 

Per carat price: $500/ct 

Contact us for more information 

SKU C035


Ruby is the red variety of corundum with hardness of 9 on Moh’s scale. Among the natural gems only moissanite and diamond are harder. The red color of ruby is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium, which is also the cause of fluorescence in ruby, intensifying the body color. The very best color in ruby is sometimes described as “pigeon’s blood”. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. In the ancient language of Sanskirt, ruby is called ratnaraj, or “ king of precious stones”. For many cultures, rubies signify romance, wealth and success. Ruby is the traditional birthstone for July. Ruby is one of the most historically significant colored stones and is considered as one of the finest stones for jewelry settings. Ruby may be available in various shades of red such as pure red, or additional orange to purple modifying colors to the red. The most valuable ruby colors are red to slightly purplish red with medium to medium-dark tons and vivid saturations. Burmese Ruby is the most famous and sought after around the earth, but fine-looking crystals have been originated elsewhere. Some of them were mines in places such as Afghanistan and Vietnam. These fine rubies form in marble hosted rocks and fluoresce under ultra violet light. Rubies are expected to have at least some inclusions. These inclusions are rutile needles (silk), included crystals; fingerprint inclusions and etc. some inclusions actually contribute positively to a gem’s appearance. For example the presence of rutile silk causes light to scatter across facets that might otherwise be too dark, adding softness to the color and spreading the color more evenly throughout the stone. Some Afghan rubies display these characteristics the same as rubies from Myanmar. Inclusion free rubies are almost none existent. Today almost all rubies are heat-treated and untreated rubies command a higher price in the trade. Heat-treatment is most common treatment for ruby and it is used to improve color and clarity. However other treatments exist such as: fracture filling, cavity filling, quench crackling, dying and lattice diffusion. At Himalayan Gems and Jewelry most of our stock is untreated ruby sourced from Jagdelak mine high up in the Himalayas, in Afghanistan. The ruby deposits of Afghanistan have been famous for centuries, and Jagdelak is the most important deposit of the country. Jagdelak rubies are historically important and rubies form this mine are scarce, but they can exhibit the coveted “pigeon’s blood” color. We also offer some heat-treated rubies and the treatment is always disclosed.

My Sales Policy:

I offer full refund and return policy for my buyers. You can buy from me with full confidence. No questions will be asked for any return, because I understand pictures can’t judge the gemstones and they have to be examined with your own eye. All gemstones I offer for sale look much better in real when you receive them, for I used my gemologist expertise earned from GIA for every single stone I picked. And more importantly all the gemstones I offer are tested with many gemology tools for quality and treatment. I offer only natural gemstones and no lab-grown (synthetic). My goal is to attract happy customers by providing genuine gemstones and disclosure of the true identity of each gem I offer.

Photography Information:

All photos are taken with Canon DS126441 under daylight equivalent lamp.

I tried my best to capture all characteristics of each gemstone focusing on actual color, clarity and cut of the gem

Outside USA buyers are responsible for payment of any and all custom and duties for their country.

$420.00 USD

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Auction ID 702410
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