Of all the countries in Asia, it is perhaps Burma, currently known as Myanmar, that has the most valuable gem deposits. So unique are the quality elements exhibited by the rubies found here that it has emerged as the standard by which other stones are judged.
Rubies from Burma are therefore the most treasured in the world. Those over 5 carats, and in particular, ones that have not undergone any thermal enhancement are exceedingly rare. This is mainly because the famous mines of Mogok are yielding fewer and fewer stones of an important size. It is also because the market has seen a diminishing number of antique ruby jewelry and old Burmese gems appearing for sale.
The 6.76 carat Burmese ruby offered for sale exhibits all the individual elements that define the highest level of an ideal gem. It displays a pigeon-blood red color typical of old Burmese material and a high degree of transparency. This creates a mesmerizing luminous effect, which makes the stone "come alive," and is observed in only the finest rubies. The highly-regarded Gübelin Gem Laboratory also confirms that this exceptional ruby has been spared of any form of enhancement and along with its impressive size, is a remarkable natural wonder.
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