A ruby pendant is a stunning piece of jewelry.
If you are thinking of buying one as a gift or if you just want a pendant for yourself you have come to the right place.
In this article I am going to give you some tips on what to look for when buying a ruby pendant.
Natural or Lab CreatedRuby Natural rubies are beautiful and expensive.
Natural rubies are rated 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
(Diamonds are rated 10.
) The color of natural rubies can vary, some are a deep red.
While others are red with yellow and orange tones or red with blue and purple tones.
A natural ruby should come with a certificate of authenticity.
Lab created, also known as synthetic rubies are very affordable.
Labs created rubies are absolutely beautiful and it is hard to tell the difference between a natural and a lab created ruby.
When purchasing a ruby pendant it should be disclosed if the ruby is natural or lab created.
Common Treatments For Rubies Most rubies are heat treated.
This treatment improves the color and clarity of the stone.
Occasionally a dye will be used to make the color more intense.
Also, a coating can be used to hide surface fractures.
However, the coating wears off over time.
What Type of Setting Do You Want? The setting you select has an impact on the price of your ruby pendant.
Some things for consider are do you want it set in gold? If you so, do you want yellow or white gold? What type of gold do you want 14K or 18K.
Because of the expense of gold many people choose 18K over sterling silver.
Now you have my 3 tips for buying a ruby pendant.
I hope you find these tips helpful and will assist you with purchasing a ruby pendant for yourself or that special someone.