How can you tell if its a real ruby?

How much is a 1 carat natural ruby worth?

Ruby – Single Stone Price List

Size V. Fine Mid. Range
under 1 ct. call $300-450
1 carat size call $450-650
2 carat size call $600-800
3 carat size call $600-800

How do you tell if it’s a ruby or garnet?

Rubies are harder, a much more brilliant red, and much more expensive. Examine the color closely. If the stone has hints of orange or other earthy tones — other than red — it's likely a garnet. Rubies are considered best with a vivid redness, but sometimes they have purplish or bluish secondary hues.

Are rubies always red?

Rubies vary in color from deep, blood red to light pink. In some areas, light pink rubies go by the name pink sapphire. The traditional birthstone for July, rubies can be found in many places around the world. The best rubies have traditionally come from the Mogok Valley in Myanmar (formerly Burma).

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