Ruby Education

Ruby Education

Ruby is the member of the corundum family like the blue sapphire, the blood-red color of this Birthstone of July arise from the presence of the trace element chromium. The precious gemstone ruby was first found in India and crowned as the King of Gemstones by Ancient Indians. The gemstone has been long associated with Sun and hence became the gemstone of the fiery Leos.


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Why We Love Ruby


1

Blood Red Color

Perhaps it is the color of this gemstone which bounds the hearts of the beholder. The enticing red gemstone has been the charm of people throughout history and continue to be so.

2

Silk Inclusions

Like its sister gemstone, sapphire, ruby tend to has needle-like inclusions of rutile termed as silk, a contributor to the gemstone’s soft appearance.

3

Source of Energy

Like the sun, rubies are believed to be the source of energy and thought to bring fame, virtue and power to the wearer.

 

Quality Factors


COLOR

Color

Rubies are valued for their vibrant red to slightly purplish red color. While those with overtones of orange and purple will command lower prices.


CLARITY

Clarity

Rubies are expected to have inclusions, if offered otherwise, might raise suspicion. Clean rubies don’t exist, but ensuring eye-clean clarity is must for better grades.


CUT

Cut

Rubies can be cut into almost every shape but most common shapes are ovals and cushions combined with brilliant-cut crowns of triangular facets and step-cut pavilions.


CARAT WEIGHT

carat

Rubies of fine quality and over the one carat mark are very rare and the as a general rule, prices per carat tend to rise exponentially with increase in size.


 

FAQ’S


How is a Ruby formed?
  • In nature, Rubies are formed from the corundum or else called the aluminum oxide.
  • The extreme high temperature and pressure conditions prevailing in the earth’s crust bring about this formation. This phenomenon results in the formation of a colorless substance and when the Aluminum is replaced by other elements, only then the ruby takes it colors.
What is difference between lab grown and natural Rubies?
  • Like most of the gemstones, there is an option to choose between natural and lab-created Rubies.
  • One must not confuse “lab grown” with the “fake”. While synthetic is a replica the lab grown is developed in a controlled lab environment.
  • Lab-created Rubies, although, are created using the same base element found in the natural one yet the ones created in lab are strengthened with dye. Also, lab-created rubies tend to be less expensive than their natural counterparts.
Where do Rubies come from?

Most of the ruby deposits are from Asia, including but not limited to Myanmar, Thailand, India, Pakistan and Nepal.

How to take care of Ruby Ring?

Ruby Ring is quite easy to clean due to their hardness and durability. However, a few things must be kept in mind like avoiding contact of the gemstone with make-up, harsh chemicals, abrasives. While cleaning the jewelry make use of lukewarm water and mild cleaning detergent. Soft toothbrush can be used to clean the underside of the ruby. Also, the ring must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.

What is a Ruby certification?

The most common Ruby Certifications includes from GIA, IGL and HRD labs. It is usually a document you receive on the behalf of the aforementioned 3rd party labs which describes a ruby in all of its characteristics. Each and every party’s defining grounds may defer.

How much does 1 Carat Ruby cost?

Prices of ruby can begin from as low as $12 and may rise as high as $1600 depending upon the quality of the ruby you want to buy.

 

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