There are three categories of rubies: unheated, heated, and treated.
Prices and values vary greatly, but please be aware that some vendors will sell them at a high price without explaining them.
Unheated ruby literally refers to a ruby that has been polished and cut without being heated as a natural rough stone, but there are important points to be aware of.
Not everything has value unless it is heated.
① A ruby with high transparency, red or pinkish red color, and few inclusions is the one you should buy if it is truly valuable and the price is reasonable.
② Problematic unheated rubies are those that are of poor quality, have many scratches and inclusions, break when heated, or have almost no transparency, and are sold unheated without being heated. .
At jewelry stores and airports overseas, they are sold at high prices to uninformed tourists, but they are worthless, and even in Japan, unheated rubies of 5 to 50 carats are actually worth tens of thousands, but are sold for millions or tens of millions. There are unscrupulous traders who sell money to ordinary people, calling it yen.
Among unheated rubies, those produced in Myanmar are said to be of high value.
When you think of rubies from Myanmar, you probably think of a ruby called Vision Blood, but in fact, most of the rubies from Myanmar are rubies with a strong pink color, and there are very few rubies that are bright red.
Unheated pigeon blood rubies from Myanmar are the dream of ruby fans, but large ones are extremely rare and highly transparent ones are expensive.
If it is a normal color other than pigeon blood, it will be a fraction of the cost.
When viewed under the sunlight of countries with strong sunlight such as Myanmar, Thailand, and Africa, Pigeon Blood looks like a truly beautiful bright red ruby, but under Japanese sunlight or indoor light, It will look a little discounted.
Therefore, if you are buying based on asset value, unheated Pigeon Blood Ruby from Myanmar is the best choice, but if you are going to use it for everyday use, I think you don't need Pigeon Blood.
The next most beautiful one is from Mozambique.
There are also rubies from Mozambique that are classified as pigeon blood, and although they are a fraction of the price of rubies from Myanmar, they are beautiful.
There are some high quality and beautiful ones made in Thailand, but most of them are a little too dark red.
The one from Madagascar has a slightly purple color and is cheap, but there are some sellers who sell it for dozens of times the original price.
Rubies from Sri Lanka and Vietnam are slightly pinkish and pale in color.
It's better not to buy it now.
The ones from India have a reddish-black feel, so it's best to avoid them.