Gemstone Review –
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Rubies are definitely rare these days. The legendary Burmese rubies, facets, cabins, pearls, facetted beads, calibrated, free size, large, small, transparent, translucent, opaque, etc. The current scenario is that of Madagascar, Kenya, Nepal, Africa, Vietnam, Kampuchean, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka and last but not least, Mysore (Indian). There is a lot to do to take all the different varieties; However, this article is deliberately focused on Mysore Rubies only do not the rubies of Orissa-India.
The rubies of Mysore entered the gemstone arena just recently, a few years ago. It was rather a geological discovery than a gemstone bomb. It has been reported that a hard pink-brown stone emerging from the fields being plowed. The Geological Survey of India (GSI) confirmed the information, and that was all. It's just recently that Gemstone: "Manufacturers" took note of it and tried to cut it professionally. It is unfortunate that these rubies turned out to be brownish translucent to opaque varieties. There was a lot of silk and therefore less transparency. However, there were those who had the silk and color that produced excellent varieties of stars. These varieties have started to bring in attractive prices, also for raw ones. Basically, it is accepted in the language of the gemstones that Ruby and Safire are always present together. When the blue color dominates, it is called Blue Safire. Similarly, if the red color dominates, she then calls Ruby. If they are present in equal percentage, then they form the Color Change Safire. The UV light test seemed to corroborate this belief. However, the brownish variety was cursed, once cut, they had a dull, flat, brownish red and largely opaque color. It was a terrible news.
A reasonably inspired field research found that there are many varieties of Ruby Roughs emerging from the Fields. All was not lost. A good number of samples from various pockets have been found to be good, sometimes even excellent. This also included Facet Grade. There were now all kinds: opaque, transparent, translucent, brownish red, transparent to translucent purplish pink, cab varieties, facet quality, pearl type, large sizes of over 100 g, smaller than 5 g, pale roses, purple roses, some with zoesite cover.
When cutting, it was found that some areas had black spots, even spots on the base pink-purple color. I myself cut a transparent cab with translucent 6-carat (oval). I sold it at $ 300 / carat and I sold it too. I am told that star varieties cost about $ 50 to $ 70 per carat. As for availability, let's say a lot to come. Some ruby cutters swear that rubies polished on sandalwood are unbeatable in finish. This would not cause any sweat, as the rubies are found in the sandalwood forests of Karnataka, Mysore.
I would like to humbly declare that I am trying to set up a small study in the area of Mysore Ruby Cutting (Cabs Initially) and that I will publish as soon as I find sufficient results to be declared.
–Mysore Ruby - Point of view of a cutter