Informa Markets in Thailand will shine the spotlight on a new colour standard for rubies, aptly named Rabbit’s Eye Red, at a webinar scheduled for September 17.
Thanong Leelawatanasuk, deputy director - technical of The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT), will also talk about the significance of a gemstone’s colour to quality assessment and value appraisal.
In 2019, GIT established two new colour standards for ruby, namely Rabbit's Eye Red and Golden Red, to support the trading of rubies that don’t fall under the “Pigeon's Blood” category. GIT officially launched those new standards at the International Chanthaburi Gem and Jewelry Festival in December last year.
The Rabbit’s Eye Red ruby criterion was also developed to honour Chanthaburi as the “City of Gems” since the rabbit symbolises the Chanthaburi province.
This colour standard indicates pinkish red or reddish pink hues, akin to a rabbit’s eyes – making it highly attractive, according to GIT.
The webinar, to be conducted in English, will be held on Zoom from 2pm to 3pm, Bangkok time. It is the first in a series of jewellery webinars to be hosted by Informa Markets in Thailand.