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A Perfect Guide for Buying Ruby Jewelry Gifts

A ruby’s vibrant red color and its hardness make it a stunning jewelry wear for all occasions. Rubies, along with their sister sapphires, are formed from the mineral corundum and is exquisite in any form, whether as an engagement ring or as earrings, pendants or bracelets. The ruby is one of the five cardinal gems along with diamond, sapphire, emerald, and amethyst.

When looking for your perfect ruby, it is important to know ruby’s unique qualities that make it so valuable. In this guide, we walk you through on getting your perfect ruby.

4 C’s of Ruby

  • Color

Color is one of the most important factors determining ruby quality and consists of three qualities: hue, tone, and saturation:

Hue: The primary hue of ruby should be red. True, vivid red, purplish red, orange red, and rose red are common variations of rubies’ hues. However, what hue you would prefer comes down to personal taste.

Tone: A ruby of any hue may have a light, medium, or dark tone. The most valuable rubies tend to have medium darkness, i.e. they are not so dark as to appear almost black. Look for rubies that are not too light or too dark.

Saturation: It refers to how intense the hue of the stone is. The more intense the color, the more precious we consider the ruby, than those whose color is not as vivid.

  • Clarity

It is very common for rubies to have some inclusions inside it. Make sure they are as few as possible, though. Although you cannot expect a ruby to be perfectly flawless, the highest quality gemstones will be eye-clean, i.e. there won’t be any flaws visible with the naked eye.

  • Cut

A ruby’s cut refers to how the stone is faceted, its dimensions, and overall symmetry. Unlike with diamonds, rubies are not graded on cut quality. The cut is much less important to consider than the ruby’s color and clarity. But as is the case with most gemstones, the true glow of the ruby is only revealed after a quality cut that maximizes light return and color.

  • Carat

Gem-quality rubies larger than 1 carat are very rare, and larger than 2 carats rarer still. The price of rubies per carat shoots up dramatically at those sizes.

Treatment

Heat treatment is a very common practice with rubies and it is used to remove rutile inclusions and to enhance color tone and saturation. Unlike colored diamonds, this process is not dissimilar to the natural processes the stones undergo in nature so it does not have a significant effect on price. As with other gemstones, filling fissures or fractures with polymers, resins or leaded glass will adversely affect the value of a stone.

Synthetic Rubies For A Lower Budget

Synthetic ruby has the same chemical structure as a naturally occurring ruby with the only difference being that it was created in a lab by humans. That doesn’t make them a fake ruby. One difference is that synthetic rubies will generally be flawless as opposed to natural stones which are bound to have microscopic inclusions.

MySolitaire gives you endless options and allow you to browse within a specific price range and style.

These astounding Ruby and Diamond Earrings showcase a vivacious Ruby, accented with a dazzling Diamond prong set each in 18K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.06 Carats. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.18 Carats. Perfect earrings with the passionate red color.
These astounding Ruby and Diamond Earrings showcase a vivacious Ruby, accented with a dazzling Diamond prong set each in 18K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.06 Carats. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.18 Carats. Perfect earrings with the passionate red color.

 

These attractive Synthetic Ruby Stud Earrings display an AA quality round Synthetic Ruby each four prongs set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 2.40 Carats. These earrings are designed to glow up your look.
These attractive Synthetic Ruby Stud Earrings display an AA quality round Synthetic Ruby each four prongs set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 2.40 Carats. These earrings are designed to glow up your look.

 

This classy Ruby Diamond Seven Stone Ring exhibits four rubies accentuated with three White Diamonds shared prong set in 14K Yellow Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.16 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.09 Carats. This gorgeous ring radiates sheer elegance.
This classy Ruby Diamond Seven Stone Ring exhibits four rubies accentuated with three White Diamonds shared prong set in 14K Yellow Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.16 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.09 Carats. This gorgeous ring radiates sheer elegance.

 

This enticing pendant flaunts a Ruby bejeweled with two fabulous Diamonds prong set in 18K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.23 Carats. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.41 Carats. The pendant comes finished with an 18 inch 18K White Gold Cable Link Chain.
This enticing pendant flaunts a Ruby bejeweled with two fabulous Diamonds prong set in 18K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.23 Carats. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.41 Carats. The pendant comes finished with an 18 inch 18K White Gold Cable Link Chain.

 

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