Ruby that is not deemed red enough is actually considered a pink sapphire and not a Ruby. Ruby can contains secondary colors such as orange, purple, violet, and pink.
Ruby showing a very vivid crimson color would be deemed the most desirable but also very rare. Pigeon’s blood color is a vivid red color with high intensity and low tone without brown and orange overtones. That is why Pigeon Blood Ruby are considered so valuable.
Traditionally, ruby was dominated by Pigeon Blood Ruby from Burma however, in recent years, Pigeon Blood Ruby has been found from Vietnam, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Madagascar and very recently from Mozambique.
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