Six Frequently Asked Questions About Rubies

Know the answers to the most common questions regarding the ‘King of Gemstones’

Why Are Rubies Red?

The presence of chromium in the base mineral corundum is responsible for the red color of rubies

Which Rubies Are The Most Expensive Ones?

Pigeon blood red ruby is the finest and the most expensive species of ruby

Is A Ruby Tougher Than Diamond?

Ruby is not as hard as diamond, but with a hardness of 9 on 1 to 10 Mohs scale of hardness, it is the second hardest

Are They Perfect For Engagement Rings?

Bold red color of rubies symbolizes passion and love, making them a perfect gemstone for engagement rings

Are Rubies Red Sapphires?

Ruby is a red gemstone having the same mineral and physical properties as sapphires. So we can call them the missing red variant of sapphires

How Much Do Rubies Cost?

The price of ruby gemstones falls between $340 and $20,200 per carat. The price depends on the color, cut, clarity and carat weight