This round red will have an active element of purple. It is the significant size of 5 carats ( one gram) and appears to be eye clean with a medium dark tone level..
A purple overtone with red (rubellite) is not unusual. Some people rate the red with a purple overtone very highly (and charge you for it) while others like the pinker reds. This situation is mirrored, with ruby from different locations. I like them both, (very big hearted of me) but I prefer reds that stay red with only a mild overtone in all white lights. That means they do not go brown or too purple. I am sure that this one will stay red while spicing it up with a sultry purple punch. It appears to be eye clean and weighs the magic number of 5 carats which makes it a “significant” stone in my book. To be “significant” the gemstone has to weigh at least 5 carats, which is a completely arbitrary number, of course. It is not held back by any flaws and has great crystal.