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Prized Plume almost did not get baked in my pudding, purple red oval.#293

A large water worn pebble was offered for sale and was not getting any takers.  It has a reddish color with an overtone of purple, but its tone level was dark.  Now I don’t have any of my stone treated … Continue reading

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Darker toned purple red oval

Looking over this darker toned purplish red oval produces a feeling of restrained power.   It appears to be eye clean and this gemstone is not hazy, but it has too high a tone value to be really flashy.  I  … Continue reading

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Dark, Mysterious and Sultry Red Purple Round#1070

  This standard round brilliant has a high level of tone that puts it on the edge of having a place in the collection.  Flash and associated color does pop up from the depths of the gemstone as it is … Continue reading

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Red Round with a Purple Overtone#1047

  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 … Continue reading

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