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Ruby History: Ruby is one of the most expensive gem, large rubies being rarer than comparable diamonds. The largest cuttable ruby weighed 400 carat and was found in Burma. Many rubies are important part of royal insigma and other famous jewelry. The Bohemian St. Wenzel's crown (Prague), for instance, holds a nonfaceted ruby of about 250 carat. The coloring agent is chrome, sometimes iron. The color is very stable against light and heat. The color distribution is often uneven, in stripes and spots, a so-called "pigeon's blood", pure red with a hint of blue. Cut ruby luster can reach that of a diamond. Often the ruby is clouded by inclusions. These are not classified as faults, but as evidence to the genuineness of the ruby.

Physical Properties: Ruby Color: Vaying Red; Ruby Moh's Hardness: 9.0; Ruby Density: 3.97-4.05; Ruby Chemical Composition: Aluminium Oxide; Ruby Transparency: Transparent to Opaque; Ruby Refractive Index: 1.762-1.778; Ruby Dispersion: 0.018; Ruby Pleochroism: Strong; yellow-red, deep carmine red.

Rings | Ruby Jewelry: Modern brides are embracing rings that highlight richly hued rubies with diamonds. Rings with rubies and diamonds in platinum expresses a woman's unique personality. We have an inspirational collection of ruby rings such as ruby engagement rings, ruby wedding rings and anniversary rings. Add more sparkle with our accompanying ruby earrings, ruby bracelets and pendants. Look for a rich red color ruby in rings with ruby.

Ruby Buying Guide

The word "ruby" derives from the Latin word rubeus, which means red. Ruby is the name given to the red variety of corundum. All other colors of corundum are called "sapphire," as in blue sapphires.

Ruby-Occurence: Other important sources of ruby now include Thailand, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), and Kenya. The wonderful, rich color of ruby combined with its high brilliance and wearability make it an unusually fine choice for any piece of jewelry.

Ruby-Color: Its color ranges from purplish- or bluish-red to yellowish-red. The finest color is a vivid, almost pure, spectral red, with a very faint undertone of blue, that retains its beauty even in artificial light. The brightest red and thus the most valuable comes usually from Burma. Violet red, sometimes quite dark, rubies come principally from Thailand. We work with our jewelry manufacturers to bring you some of the most beautiful ruby color available in our rings.

Ruby-Clarity: Rubies which have areas full of inclusions which interferes with the light, producing a distinctive silky sheen are not very desirable. Some rubies in the market are also opaque are considered inferior quality. We offer rubies that are very slightly included.

Ruby Education

Ruby-Size: The common unit of measurement for stones is weight, expressed in carats and decimal parts thereof. Size of stone which can be diameter, or length and width is expressed in millimeters. Size and Weight are equally important. Well cut stones will have be bigger in size for the same weight.

Ruby-Enhancements: Most rubies used in jewelry have been heated at very high temperatures to permanently enhance their color and are an expected part of the polishing process and are accepted by the jewelry industry.

Judging Rubies Color: American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is one of the most recognized authorities on gemstone grading. Enhancements that are not permanent are considered to deceive the customer. Gemstone enhancements considered acceptable should be permanent; not immitated (substitutes); and color altered.

Ruby-Saturation: Saturation (color purity) is the brightness or vividness (dullness or drabness) of the color. It refers to the degree to which the hue is hidden by brown or gray. Colors with minimum amount of brown or gray are described as vivid or strong. For color purity GIA uses saturation and AGL uses intensity.

Important Factors

Ruby-Tone: Refers to the depth of color (light or dark). The lighest possible tone is colorless. The darkest is black. Tone is another word for the degree of lightness or darkness. Judging the tone of a stone is difficult because it doesnot display a single, uniform tone. To judge the tone of a stone, examine it face-up and look for areas of light and dark. Thai rubies come from a light to dark red with differing degrees of blue undertone giving them a purplish cast. African rubies have a tint or undertone of brown or orange. Rubies can have tones: "light-medium," "medium," "medium-dark," and "dark". We prefer rubies with medium tones.

Ruby-Hue: Refers to the basic colors of blue, gren, yellow, orange, red, purple and violet. To determine the hue, look for the dominant color in the face-up view. When you move the stone in different directions you see the different colors. All rubies exhibit some other colors (hues) in addition to their basic red color. African rubies have a tint (hue) of brown or orange.

Ruby-Cut: Rubies are usually given a mixed cut, which is generally oval, but can be round or, more rarely other shapes. Sndgems offer well cut cut rubies for maximum brilliance in rings with ruby.

Ruby Rings

Diamond rings are popular as diamond is girl's best friend, but color like in a ruby ring is what women want as evident by major fashion magazines, celebrated catwalks and red carpets of the world. Modern brides are embracing rings that highlight richly hued rubies with diamonds. Rings with rubies and diamonds in platinum expresses a woman's unique personality. We have an inspirational collection of rings with ruby such engagement rings, ruby wedding rings and anniversary rings. Add more sparkle with our accompanying ruby earrings, ruby bracelets and pendants that compliment rings with ruby. Look for a rich red color ruby with medium shade in a ruby ring. View Ruby and Diamond Rings - Ruby Rings.

Ruby Bracelets

A ruby diamond bracelet is a piece of jewelry that drapes softly around the wrist. Diamond ruby bracelets are an elegant piece of jewelry that provides a shimmering circle of diamonds and gemstones around the wrist. The proper length of a ruby bracelet will vary with the size of the wrist it is to be worn on. With the bracelet on the wrist, the space between the ruby bracelet and the wrist should be one finger width. If the ruby bracelet is too long it will catch on clothing and can put stress on the hinge joints. If the ruby bracelet is too short, it will not only be uncomfortable and cause damage to the links and joints. View Ruby and Diamond Bracelets.

Ruby Jewelry

Earrings originated in the Middle East in about 2500 BC. Today, earrings are considered part of everyday life that can be worn day or night for every occasion. Earrings can be fun and flirty or sophisticated and stylish. Wives, mothers, daughters, friends. The special woman deserves a special piece of sapphire jewelry, to show your love choose from ruby earrings and ruby pendants. Choose from sapphire stud earrings, hoop earrings, drop earrings to mark the most special occasions in life including engagement, wedding and graduations. Today, sapphire jewelry has become a symbol of love and devotion. View Ruby Earrings.

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Caring for Ruby Rings

When you store ruby jewelry, protection from theft and damage should be a prime consideration. A jewelry box can protect pieces from damage if they are stored individually, it is one of the places burglars look.

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Buying Tips

American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is one of the most recognized authorities on gemstone grading. Enhancements that are not permanent are considered to deceive the customer. Gemstone enhancements considered acceptable should be permanent; not immitated (substitutes); and color altered (using green foils on closed backs).

Sapphire Education

Sapphire in Rings: Looking for Sapphire in Rings? Sapphires have been popular since the Middle Ages. Sapphires are the jewels of royalty - Diana Spencer wore a sapphire engagement ring. Sapphire is one of the most durable stones available and comes in an array of colors from yellow and pink to blue. We have a large collection of sapphire engagement rings, sapphire wedding rings, sapphire eternity rings & anniversary rings. We prefer a rich blue color sapphire with a lighter shade. View Sapphire Rings | Learn About Sapphires.

Emerald Education

Emerald in Rings: Looking for emerald in rings ? John F. Kennedy gave his future bride Jacqueline Bouvier a 2.88 carat diamond and emerald engagement ring from Van Cleef & Arpels. The name emerald derives from Greek smaragdos and means green stone. Emeralds are formed by rising magma & metamorphism. Our emerald jewelry collection includes rings like emerald diamond rings, emerald engagement rings, emerald anniversary rings, emerald wedding bands & three stone rings. View Emerald Rings | Learn About Emeralds.

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