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Rubellite Tourmaline, 7.73 ct. Purplish-Red, a.k.a. Pigeon Blood Red GIA Certified, Cushion Cut
Gem Type - Rubellite Tourmaline This gem is a dead-ringer for a high-end ruby. GIA certified as Rubellite.
Shape - Cushion cut
Weight - 7.73 carats
Size - 14.03mm x 10.26mm x 7.13mm
Color - Purplish-Red, a.k.a. Pigeon Blood Red. Just outstanding and exemplary of why this gem has been mistaken for ruby in Crown-Jewels, globally.
Clarity - Inclusions typical for a type III gem (like emerald,) and none detract from the beauty. A top stone, very “gemmy.”
Luster - Excellent
Origin - Mozambique
Treatment - Gia Certified as Untreated
Hardness - 8 mohs
Notes - Gorgeous Neon Purplish Red a.k.a. Pigeon’s Blood Red a true Ruby Color and Hue
Top Color Mozambique Rubellite easily mistaken for Ruby.
GIA Certified as Untreated Rubellite and described as “purplish red,” by GIA which is traditionally considered the pigeon blood color.
Investment Quality Gem