27.21ct lot of unheated rubies from Africa.
There are 23 pieces in this mixed cut lot, with mostly oval and cushion cuts.
These rubies are deep red with good fire, not pink, and very vivid. They do not require light to display their fire.
This lot could be set into a bracelet, or used with other gemstones to set into a necklace.
Each ruby averages 1 carat.
While these are not rubies of Burmese origin, they rival the current supply, unheated or heated, in terms of lustre and color.
If you have a project that requires wholly natural gems, especially if your centre stone is big, this is excellent material in every sense of the word.
All photos are taken in natural light, no additional lamp is used.