Consider Some Facts While Buying Ruby Engagement Rings

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Ruby engagement rings have been the traditional favorite and exciting curiosities of brides for so long now. A ruby engagement rings stone symbolizes love, passion, and commitment, meaning that ruby is the perfect fit to mark this grand milestone of your life. If you’re looking for a ruby stone that best fits your preference, liking, and most importantly, your budget then you’re at the correct place.

In this article, I’ll enlighten you about the lure of ruby engagement rings while helping you pick a ruby that goes with your style. Read this article in its entirety to learn in-depth about rubies. I’ve also shared some tips regarding buying your engagement ring embellished with a ruby in this article. So, shall we begin? To help you understand better your ruby engagement ring stone, let’s understand the quality and grading factors of ruby.

These quality and grading factors are famously known as the 4Cs and include a gemstone’s color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. Understanding the quality and grading factors will help you better express the ruby gemstone of your dreams to your jeweler. It will also help you in fashioning your ruby engagement ring yourself.


The most significant factor that affects a ruby’s value is its color. The finest ruby engagement rings have a vibrant red to slightly purplish red color. However, the purer the red color of the ruby, the more exorbitant its price. Therefore, if you’re on a tight budget then you might want to avoid getting that type of ruby for your engagement ring. However, you can settle on ruby with overtones of orange and purple because such rubies are relatively affordable.

Ruby Engagement Rings color
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One thing that you need to keep in mind when deciding on a ruby is that its color should neither be too dark nor too light. That’s because if the color of the ruby is too dark then it’ll have a negative effect on the brightness of the stone. On the contrary, if the color of the ruby is too light then it’ll get confused with pink sapphire. Ruby engagement rings come with a hefty price tag. Therefore, it’s better to choose the color of the ruby center stone of your engagement ring after thoughtful consideration.


Another great aspect that determines the value of a ruby is its clarity. People in the trade know that inclusion-free rubies are practically nonexistent. Therefore, it’s generally expected of rubies to have at least some inclusions. The price of ruby engagement rings depends on how visible the inclusions are in the gemstone. For instance, if the inclusions in the ruby gemstone are obvious, it’ll affect the ruby’s value dramatically.

Ruby Engagement Rings Clarity
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Inclusions that reduce the transparency and brightness of the gemstone also reduce its value. The facet inclusions also impact a ruby’s value by diminishing the transparency and brilliance of the stone. There’s so much more to ruby engagement rings than meets the eye.

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Choosing a cut for the ruby center stone for your engagement ring is a satisfying task. You can choose any cut of your choice for your ruby center stone. Some of the most popular cuts for the center stone of ruby engagement rings are round, oval, pear, emerald, and marquise. However, these shapes are rare in larger sizes. Ruby also endows strong pleochroism, an optical phenomenon in gemstones that makes them display different colors in different lighting conditions when viewed from different angles.

Ruby Engagement Rings Cut
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Carat Weight

Deciding on the carat weight of your ruby center stone should be a personal choice. You should consider your budget the most when choosing the carat weight of your ruby. Fine-quality rubies over a carat are quite rare. Therefore, you might want to settle on commercial-quality rubies because these are available in a wide range of sizes. The price of the ruby gemstone increases rapidly with an increase in the carat weight of the gemstone. The carat weight is an important aspect of ruby engagement rings.

Now that you’ve understood the quality and grading factors of ruby, let me share with you some tips regarding buying your ruby engagement ring.

Ruby Engagement Rings Carat weight
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Be Ready To Compromise

Ruby is one of the most precious gemstones. However, if you’re looking for a perfect ruby, you might want to change your mind. That’s because you might find certain imperfections in each of the stones that you go through. You can either find that perfect gem of your dreams in a smaller size or a larger gem but with certain imperfections. Therefore, you have to do a little compromise.

Inquire About The Enhancements

Asking about the enhancements is a very crucial thing to do when you’re buying a ruby. That’s because enhancements other than the usual heat treatment can impact the value of the gemstone as nothing else does. Moreover, the enhancements can even have a drastic impact on the ruby’s durability. Therefore, what’s ideal is to ask your jeweler about the enhancements.


You should get your ruby engagement ring from a reputed jeweler who provides you with a certificate of authenticity for your ring. A reputed jeweler will always provide you with a certificate of authenticity for your purchased jewelry piece. You can check the detailed information regarding the enhancements, if any, from that certificate.

Ruby Engagement Rings
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Opt For A Lab-made Ruby

Rubies made in laboratories are chemically and optically identical to mined rubies. Getting yourself a lab-made ruby is a great option if you want to get yourself a larger stone without hurting your budget. Lab-made rubies give you a lot of leeway in terms of not only the budget but also quality. You can expect good clarity in lab-made rubies because they are formed in optimal conditions. Ruby engagement rings fashioned with lab-made rubies don’t command many prices compared to those that are fashioned with natural rubies.

The Bottom Line

So, these were some of the facts you should keep in mind while buying a ruby engagement ring. If you want to bring your fascination to life then you should fashion your engagement ring yourself. So, what are you waiting for?

By Henryy

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