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[Gemstone Knowledge] Pigeon’s blood red gemstone-history, culture, collection value and jewelry design

[Gemstone Knowledge] Pigeon’s blood red gemstone-history, culture, collection value and jewelry design


Pigeon's blood red is a color term that describes a gemstone whose color is as red as a white dove's eyeball. It is a color term that describes the color of a red gemstone that is as red as a white dove's eyeball. Among them, rubies and spinels produced in Burma are used. Spinel is the most representative stone and is also the collection eagerly pursued by jewelry collectors. Its value is also the highest among all ruby ​​origins.


Pigeon blood ruby ​​ring

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Pigeon blood red Jedi spinel loose stone from Myanmar

Pigeon blood red background and history and culture

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Burmese Pigeon Blood - Ruby Necklace by James W. Currens

Pigeon's blood red gemstones were first discovered in Myanmar, whose cinnabar deposits are considered to be one of the original and finest sources of rubies. Since around 600 BC, Burmese red gemstones began to be imported to other regions and became precious collections of nobles and royal families, especially among the royal families of India and China. In ancient Persia (now Iran) and Greece, red gemstones were seen as a symbol of honesty, strength and passion, as well as a stone that brought luck and protection.

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The collection value of pigeon blood red gemstones

Color-Grading for GRS-type "Pigeon's Blood"

Generally speaking, Burmese Ruby with a bright red color and the highest quality, vivid color and appropriate clarity is considered the most precious and expensive. These high-quality Burmese rubies and especially pigeon-blood red gemstones are regarded as the most collectible treasures on the market, and are even more expensive than diamonds.

Its actual value depends on a number of factors, including its weight (measured in carats), color, clarity, shape and design, and rarity of origin. The price of high-quality pigeon-blood red gemstones produced in the early years by some mines in areas that have ceased production is astronomical.

Contemporary jewelry applications

Christie 's - Pigeon blood red earrings

Sotheby's - An extremely rare 6.03 carat natural "Burmese pigeon's blood" unheated ruby ​​and diamond ring

Vihari Jewels - The Pigeon's Blood Maharaja Necklace

Van Cleef & Arpels ruby ​​insect brooch

Pigeon's Blood Red is a beautiful and precious gemstone color that possesses luxurious and unique properties. In its application in jewelry, it adds a temperament and appeal to the design and has become one of the pursuits of jewelry enthusiasts and collectors. Pigeon blood red gemstones are often used as important, unique and expensive jewelry, such as wedding rings and top jewelry designs, and often appear in high-end jewelry in combination with other gemstones such as diamonds to make the jewelry more gorgeous and eye-catching . International jewelry brands, large and small, all use high-quality, pigeon-blood red gemstone designs to attract customers, adding a luxurious and noble atmosphere to jewelry.

Bulgari - Ruby and Diamond Ring

Sotheby's - Pigeon blood ruby ​​necklace

Pigeon's blood red gemstone is one of the most popular gemstones in the world. It has luxurious, noble and attractive properties, so its value in the market is relatively high. However, the price of red gemstones can fluctuate due to factors such as market fluctuations, supply constraints, and gemstone characteristics, so it is important to have a professional jewelry appraiser further evaluate the quality and valuation of the stone.

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