Posts Tagged ‘Burma ruby’

Marcus & Company Art Deco Ruby & Diamond Brooch

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Just acquired: this sweet little Art Deco brooch. During the buy, we noticed a serial or stock number engraved on the back, but didn’t see a quality or maker’s mark. The piece tested to be 14K white gold,and was set with Old European cut diamonds and a fine natural star ruby, so we were happy […]

Fashion Forward Engagement Ring with Pigeon’s Blood Red Ruby

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

We always love the stories that go along with our jewelry, especially the ones about the special engagement or wedding rings of our customers. I just received this picture via email from a client in London, England, showing the magnificent ruby his bride is now wearing.

A Quest for the Perfect Ruby-The Rest of the Story

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Relating to our recent post about our quest for an unheated Pigeon's Blood ruby entitled “A Seinfeld Holiday, Episode 2” , we just received this very nice testimonial. “Jim, thank you for your hard work and dedication in finding the perfect engagement stone for my fianc√© – it has been a pleasure to do business […]

A Seinfeld Holiday, Episode 2

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

As promised, here's a story that should get some chuckles– it's an episode that turned out to be a long and winding road, so typical of the gemstone and jewelry business. Several months ago, I was contacted by a gentleman residing in London, England. He was impressed by my series of blogs about Pigeon's Blood […]

What is Pigeon’s Blood Red, part 3

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Within the gem trade, the color of the best rubies has for centuries been called “Pigeon’s Blood Red.”¬† As mentioned in a previous blog, the term has actually become a grading term. Part of the way to understand this color is to know what it it not. For the most part, better rubies from Burma […]

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