Ruby Rings: Could you please post pics and tell me where you got them from

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

first, shop for a mounting, then ask the jeweler to send you rubies to select from within the remainder of your budget.  Its better to fit the stone to the ring then pay for the custom ring for the stone. 

 

Also, if you love the true red color, Heat treated RED Sapphires are beautiful and much less expensive than a ruby.  most rubies are heated anyway, because ones that aren’t are mostly very included and dull pink instead of deep red.  check it out

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Loose-Diamonds-Gemstones-/491/i.html?_nkw=red+sapphire

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@puppiekisses:  I thought Rubies were red sapphires? The jewelry industry confuses me with it’s many names for the same thing!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@Anardana:  Yes, rubies are red sapphires.  Or rather, corundum is called “ruby” when it’s red and “sapphire” when it’s any other color.

You might save money and get a better stone if you buy from a cutter and then have it set:

http://www.gemfix.com/ruby.html

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I meant the orangy red sapphire that’s been heated to be red, just like topaz is heated to be blue.  ruby is a specific color of red pink.  its category makes it more expensive

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

 

this is the color difference.  ruby in the center red sapphires on the sides

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@puppiekisses:  The other name for those sapphiers are padparadscha sapphiers =)

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@puppiekisses:  It’s all very tricky! All three of those are gorgeous though! 

When I think Ruby I think deep red red red but I don’t think i’ve ever seen a ruby the way I imagine them. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Pink sapphires are actually rubies too.  All corundum with some red hue (ranging form light to dark) are classified as rubies.  Here’s a website that explains it:

http://www.palagems.com/ruby_sapphire_borders.htm

I have a high quality lab created ruby from betterthandiamond.com.  I think it’s gorgeous.

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My red ones are not Padparadscha color, because they are not peachy pink/red as pictured below and not natural stones from Sri Lanka or otherwise. They are considered red-orange color enhanced sapphires.  you can see some of them with Generations 1912 jewelry and on ebay.  Pink sapphires aren’t rubies unless they are very dark and not pink, but cranberryish color.  There is a fine line between what people think is a ruby and what is not.  You probably dream of the pidgeon blood red rubies.  Many of these are heavily heated to be that dark dark color.  If they are unheated they’re in christie’s auctions because large stones unheated are increadably rare and more pricey per ct than diamonds.

 

http://list-of-birthstones.com/Padparadscha%20gemstones.html

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I just bought a vintage ruby ring from Ebay that I’m dying to share! It was an amazing deal – independently valued for 4 times what I bought it for (whoop whoop) – but it’s being re-sized right now. Good luck searching.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I got a color change sapphire from ebay ages ago. Was really inexpensive and I was so tickled to get such a deal.

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