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Ruby Grades, and why the highest grade isn't always the best color

January 15, 2014 2 Comments

The highest grade ruby is a true, intense, clear red. However, if this isn't your favorite red, lower grades of rubies offer some different colors. The lowest grade is my favorite, a translucent, glowing magenta. They're not light pink enough to be called pink sapphire (ruby is actually just a sapphire that's red) but they're really more pink than red. The Rose Cut Ruby Engagement Ring shows how great this color looks with yellow gold, and the Message of Love Ring combines it with 14k rose gold and custom stamped sterling silver for a casual, rustic look.

 

 

Here's a better look at it with a rose gold bezel on the Message of Love Ring.

 




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Christine
Christine

January 13, 2019

I was on your site and saw you engagement ring-Message of Love wide band​. Is there anyway to add more stones to the ring? I would love to have the following stones…emerald, cubic zirconia, tourmaline and alexandrite (basically the following month birth stones- April, May, June and October).

Crickets
Crickets

January 16, 2014

Very interesting!! I am one who likes the “off” colors… much more depth to them in my opinion. :) Thanks for sharing!

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