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Help with Pigeon Blood Ruby

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I hope someone can direct me. I found this amazing ruby in a stream deep in the Nantahala National Forest (not a pay to dig site) and I don't know where to go to have it evaluated. It weighs 8.6 carats. It is blood red. Under a black light it fluoresces bright red. It appears to be one solid crystal. Thanks for any help and direction you can provide on who to contact.

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asked Oct 3, 2014 by Sopchoppy7 (160 points)

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WOW....first off that is a wonderful specimen you have found. i would like to see the color without the UV light if you could be so kind to do so! Also i do indeed have a friend around those parts who would help quite well if not in pricing, then in recommendations to an honest miner who could help. Head to a gem cutting and bead place called Emma's Place In Franklin NC, near the Ruby cinema on 1884 Georgia road and speak to a man named Jack, the gem cutter at that place.

answered Oct 5, 2014 by RichardC (520 points)
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Hi Richard - I didn't have a UV light on the gemstone, I just shined a flashlight on it to show the color. I will take a couple of pictures tonight after I leave work, without the extra light and post them. I will look Jack up the next time I go to NC - which should be later this month. Thanks for the info!

answered Oct 5, 2014 by Sopchoppy7 (160 points)

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