There is no red more intense or mesmerizing than Ruby Red. It is a distinctive color that no other gemstone can match or replicate.
The most prized rubies come from Myanmar (Burma). These rare gemstones have been sought after by foreign Kings and Mongols for thousands of years. The Mogok valley in Myanmar is the home and birthplace of the finest rubies in the world, giving Mogok a second name “Ruby Land.”
Unheated rubies are scarce, whether they are high or low quality. So much so that gem quality unheated rubies command the highest prices than all other gemstones. Almost all rubies are heated with minor to moderate clarity enhancement, it is estimated that over 95% of all rubies are heat treated, a practice that has been going on for hundreds of years. It is a treatment which is accepted by the American Gem Trade Association and international gem laboratories and the industry itself.