How is a Ruby Cut
The artful and precise faceting of a ruby determines how the light responds to it. Ultimately this is what determines how much sparkle or life the ruby has. The gemstone cutter should facet the gemstone in a way that the maximum amount of light is entering the gemstone and reflecting back out. If the culet, or bottom facet, is cut too large, the light will leak out of the bottom of the ruby. The angles of the facets determine how the light reflects within it. If the faceting is not symmetrical, the sparkle can be affected. Ruby cutters must precisely fashion a ruby to allow the most brilliance and fire to come through.
What is a ruby gem?
A ruby gem is a precious gemstone that is pinkish-red to blood-red in color. It is extremely sought-after for its distinct hue, symbolism, and durability, which make it apt for all kinds of jewelry.
How are rubies graded?
Unlike diamonds, rubies do not have a generalized grading system. However, taking the 4Cs into account (with color being the most important factor), a ruby can fall into any one of the three categories:
Good (A): They are opaque and have a dark red hue.
Better (AA): Medium pinkish-red in color, these rubies also have eye-visible inclusions.
Best (AAA): These are top category rubies that display a rich red hue with hints of pink. The stones may have minor inclusions.
At With Clarity, we only used AAA quality rubies for our fine jewelry.
How much on average are diamond earrings?
The price of diamond earrings depends on the style, weight, diamonds, and metal selected. On average, diamond earrings range from $250 to upwards of a $1000 for classic stud styles for lab grown diamonds. For natural diamonds, you can expect to start at $500 and go up to about $3000.
What are huggie earrings?
Small in size and made to hug the ear so as to say, huggie earrings are a style of hoop earrings. Comfortable enough for everyday wear, huggie earrings wear close to your earlobe.