DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES RELY ON EITHER AN IDENTIFICATION OR APPRAISAL VIA PICTURES, NO MATTER HOW GOOD THEY ARE!! You need to see an accredited gemologist, and watch the process. No-one reliable will look at a pic and tell you what you have. If you have an 8+ carat ruby, pay the fee and get the paperwork. This is certainly a beautiful stone. There is information right here at IGS as well. Good luck.