Pigeon’s Blood or Not? Part 2

July 10th, 2009 by James L. Sweaney, CGA, FGA. GG
4 ct. Pigeon's Blood Red Ruby, photo by Van Pelt

4 ct. Pigeon's Blood Red Ruby, photo by Van Pelt

Pigeon’s Blood Ruby always commands a premium- it’s intensity and beauty strikes a chord deep within the human psyche, and naturally, it’s the most rare of rubies. Within the gem trade, the term Pigeon’s Blood is in essence a color grade, denoting the most beautiful and desirable ruby color. And the color is generally associated with rubies from Burma- more about that in blogs to follow.

The Pigeon’s Blood color is a fairly narrow range of vivid red, with touches of secondary hues between slightly violetish (purplish) red and slightly orangish red.

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