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Burmese Rubies Always Command Top Price

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Top Burmese Ruby Is Known As Pigeon Blood Ruby

In the high-end market, demand remains strong for Burma rubies and sapphires. Blue sapphires are more desirable, and their prices are more stable. Ruby prices, however, are on the rise, and the supply of fine Burma rubies—already scarce before the embargo (enacted in 2008)—has only gotten worse.

Richard Wise of R.W. Wise Goldsmiths in Lenox, Mass., notes, “Collectors that want ruby want Burma.” Dealers are pricing Burmese rubies knowing there is a slim chance the stones can be replaced. The result?  Higher prices in an otherwise quiet market.  As for extra-fine quality Burma rubies that weigh more than 1.00 ct., consider them an even bigger headache to source. —Stuart Robertson

This story appears in the June 2010 issue of JCK Magazine, USA .

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I am a Graduate Gemologist trained at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in New York City, USA. I hold an MBA degree from Cranfield University, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor degree in Mathematics. My earlier profession was a banker until I found jade in Myanmar (Burma) in the early 90s. I have traveled to the fabled Hpakan Jade mines, and Mogok, the world’s famous rubies and sapphires mines in upper Burma, with my second son. Three of my children are also Graduate Gemologist, GIA, NYC and they deal in diamonds, gemstones and jade. 我是在美国纽约市的美国宝石学院(GIA)接受过培训的宝石研究学家。 我拥有英国克兰菲尔德大学的工商管理硕士学位和数学学士学位。我以前的职业是银行家,直到90年代初我在缅甸接触到玉石。我曾经和我的次子一起去过缅甸上流传说中的哈帕翡翠矿山和莫谷矿山, 莫谷矿山是世界上著名的红宝石和蓝宝石矿山。我的三个孩子都是纽约市GIA毕业的宝石研究学家, 他们专门处理钻石,宝石和玉石.

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