Ruby How To Buy Ruby


Make sure that you learn as much as you can about Rubies, prior to buying a ring or a setting that you are going to add Rubies to. Like Diamonds, Rubies can be flawed, and imperfect.


Learn that most rubies will contain inclusions. Stones of strong red color and very few inclusions are quite rare and expensive. Most, however, will contain inclusions that are visible to the unaided eye.


Understand that as part of the customary finishing process, virtually all rubies are heated to permanently improve their color and appearance.


Remember that when shopping for rubies always look for color first, clarity second. When looking at the stone it should appear bright and intensely rich. Pass on the stones that are dull or overly dark or overly light. Ruby tends to be more included than sapphire, look for stones that are " eye-clean " ( no inclusions visible to the unaided eye) Though an exception to this is extremely fine silk throughout the stone which can actually enhance the beauty of certain rubies. This silk is necessary to create the star effect, see below.


Learn that the cut of the stone is important. It should be symmetrical, free of nicks and scratches. When light hits the stone the center should not have a dark patch or a washed out appearance. If these appear it means the cut of the stone is either too shallow or too deep. In rubies the most common cuts are oval, cushion and round. Less common are heart and emerald cut. Due to the rule of supply and demand slight premiums are paid for round stones, while slight discounts apply for pear and marquises.


Ruby is distinguished and known by all for its fiery red colour, it is one of the most desired gemstone due to its hardness,

lustre, durability and rarity. Mined in various placed such as Burma, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Kenya and Madagascar.


Throughout most of recorded history it was said that ruby was the most valued gemstone.

Diamond was considered commonin comparison to the supreme beauty and value of this glowing red gemstone. The name Ruby originated from the Latin word

ruber, for its hue is the epitome of the boldest colours. Ruby is the gem of desire, courage, passion and emotion. The ranges

of colour for rubies vary from bright red to dark reddish-brown. However it is more preferred to have a “Burmese Ruby” which is

a deep blood red with a slight bluish hue, or “Pigeon’s Blood Ruby”. Ruby is the birthstone for July. Ruby varieties are Burmese

Ruby, Pigeon’s Blood Ruby, Star Ruby, Cat’s Eye Ruby, Burma Ruby and Verneuil Ruby. Ruby, like sapphire is a mineral corundum.


On the Mohs scale, corundum has a hardness of 9, therefore it is extremely tough. Its Composition tag is AL2O3. Physically

it stimulates the First Chakra- the base of Spine. Offers protection to the body and improves general health. Ruby works with

the flow of blood as an aid to circulation. It aids the cleansing and removal of infection or germs in the blood. It also builds

tissues directly connected with the heart, treats the heart muscle. Emotionally it Restores balance in spiritual endeavours,

brings about a state of stability and confidence and boosts ones ability to deflect negativity. Ruby is a symbol for love, it helps

sexual love to be more passionate.

Also Ruby is for people who are lacking in self-love should own a ruby and meditate on it.

If given as a gift, ruby is represented as friendship and love. Rubies with lead-based glass filler began appearing on the market

a few decades ago. This process is where a high refractive index lead glass is used to fill fractures and cavities, vastly improving

the apparently transparency and potential adding weight. The owners of have their own factory and source

their rocks and gemstones directly from miners or as close as possible in order to receive the right price, our factory can offer

high discounts on sales we have 16 staff who cut gemstones full time and produce high quality products - we don’t cut artificial

gemstones. For any investors, collectors or lovers of this gem, it is recommended to have a gemological identification

certificate for authenticity. It is an independent report from an approved gemology laboratory, issued by an independent gemologist.

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