Ruby Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

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Appraising Rubies

Appraising rubies is a skill every jeweler and gemologist needs to master. Learn about the different quality factors that can affect ruby prices.…

Eight Famous Rubies

Blood red ruby gems have captivated people’s hearts and imaginations for centuries. Read about these eight famous rubies and what makes them special.…

Top Spots for Gem Hunting in the US

Visit one of the top gem hunting spots in the US. Go alone or with the family. A gemology-themed vacation can be fun, educational, and (maybe) profitable.…

A World of Crystals

We live in a world of crystals. You don’t have to dig deep into the Earth to find them. Even the bones in our bodies and the dust in the air contain them.…

Ten Gemstones Rarer than Diamond

From the seemingly common to the utterly obscure, you wouldn’t guess these ten gemstones are rarer than a diamond! If you’re looking for something…

Ruby Buying Guide

Our ruby buying guide can help you learn how rubies are graded, what to avoid, and how to identify a high quality stone or a bargain in the rough.

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