How can you tell if its a real ruby?

How much is a real ruby worth?

High-quality rubies that weigh over 10 carats have been known to sell for even more than a diamond of the same size! Some rubies on the larger side have sold for upwards of $225,000 per carat. For comparison, diamonds average at a sales price of about $125,000 per carat.

Does real ruby have bubbles?

Gas bubbles are in the glass and not the corundum (ruby) part of the stone. Gas bubbles do not occur “free floating” in ruby or sapphire.

What is 1 carat ruby worth?

Ruby – Single Stone Price List

Size V. Fine Mid. Range
under 1 ct. call $300-450
1 carat size call $450-650
2 carat size call $600-800
3 carat size call $600-800

What should I look for when buying a ruby?

Buyers should look for stones which are eye-clean, i.e., with no inclusions visible to the unaided eye. In the case of some rubies, extremely fine silk throughout the stone can actually enhance the value. Many rubies also display a strong red fluorescence to daylight, and this adds measurably to the beauty of this gem.

Can a real ruby be scratched?

As we mentioned earlier, Ruby is one of the hardest gemstones, therefore it should not be easily scratched: With a damp of cloth or a toothbrush clean the ruby, in order to remove any debris or marks. Then dig your fingernail into the gemstone to see if you can leave a scratch. If you can, it’s not a real ruby.

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Why does my ruby look pink?

Trace amounts of chromium cause a reddish color in corundum. The amount of chromium and other trace elements will determine the purity of the red shade. The more chromium present, the redder the stone will appear. Lesser amounts of chromium will make the stone pinker.

Are rubies red or pink?

Rubies are found in shades of red, from rich darkish red to pigeon blood red and pinkish red. The Burmese coined the term “Pigeon’s blood” for rubies that exhibit a rich red with a purple secondary hue. Rubies are in the same gem family as sapphires. And a ruby that is very pink is actually a pink sapphire.