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Ruby Beads

Ruby beads have long been recognized as one of history's most expensive and sought-after gems. Its beauty has made it a favorite among jewelry connoisseurs, and is currently used to represent love and loyalty. As a result, ruby beads remain one of the most costly colored stones per carat in today's market. 

Ruby Beads: History and Basic Overview

Ruby beads, a July Birthstone, is one of the many ancient cardinal stones, alongside diamond, sapphire, amethyst, and emerald. The name ruby was coined from the Latin word "ruber," which means "red." The stone's stunning crimson hue is a result of the presence of  chromium. The cuts, color, and clarity of ruby, as well as its carat weight, determine its quality and worth.

Ruby jewelry has traditionally been offered as birthday, wedding, and anniversary presents. For example, Ruby studs, necklaces, and earrings are typical July birthstone presents that have been known to wow the person being celebrated.

Jewelry with Ruby beads makes for a favorite present to show love and respect to loved ones. Gifting ruby beads decorated in necklace format or a ring is a terrific way to express your love and admiration for a family member or spouse. 

Rubies have also grown in popularity as they have been used to adorn necklaces or serve as center stones on expensive rings during the previous decade. It is also becoming more common to see rings adorned with ruby beads instead of classic diamond rings. 

Diamonds are the only other naturally occurring gem harder than ruby. Ruby is a strong and resilient jewel.

Lab-Created Rubies vs. Natural Rubies

Rubies, like diamonds, may be manufactured in a laboratory. Natural rubies develop under the earth's crust over 20 million years, but lab-made rubies are cultivated in a controlled environment in a laboratory.

Lab-created rubies are often substantially less expensive than genuine rubies. They are also manufactured without defects, as seen in genuine rubies. In terms of chemistry, natural ruby beads have the same mineral component as lab-created ruby beads, having the same chemical characteristics.

Some believe that lab-created rubies are too "perfect" and lack a natural earth-created gemstone's beauty and character. Others may see the lack of defects as a benefit.

The appearance of a ruby is highly aesthetic, and both natural and lab-created ruby beads may be stunning. The kind of ruby that best suits you will ultimately depend on your financial situation.

Why should you choose Beads of Cambay for buying ruby beads?

Beads of Cambay is the largest online supplier of jewelry-making beads and accessories, including gemstone ruby beads. Whether you need faceted ruby beads for jewelry making or resale, we have a wide selection of Ruby beads, Ruby in  Zoisite beads, Chains with Ruby, and other types. When you buy Ruby beads from us, you can be confident that they will be of the highest quality.

We have dominated the industry and have continued to provide the highest quality. Some of our most popular Ruby beads are:

5x4-7x4.5mm Burmese Ruby Faceted Pear Beads 8 inch 96 pcs

The size of these Transparent Light Red Burmese Ruby Faceted Pear Briolette beads ranges from 5x4mm to 7x4.5mm. This bead is ideal for constructing a variety of jewelry because of its vitreous sheen, quality polish, and symmetrical cut. The beauty that this ruby adds to jewelry is unique.

23x13mm Gold Plated CZ Bezel Ruby Oval Connector 1 Focal Bead

This gold-plated ruby bead would look great as a pendant or earrings. This 28mm comes with two rings, a 23x13mm Gold Plated over Copper Bezel White Cubic Zirconia and Dyed Ruby Faceted Oval Connector, and a Dyed Ruby Faceted Oval Connector. The bead is sold as a single piece and is distinguished by its vitreous sheen, symmetrical cut, and well-crafted bezel setting. This gold-plated ruby exemplifies refinement and wealth.

Natural Ruby Beads 3x6-7x5mm, 16 inch 58 pieces, and 1mm Hole

These natural ruby beads range in size from 3x6mm to 7x5mm. The beads have a glassy-to-pale sheen. They are genuine alluvial corundum crystals in the form of a barrel tube. These rubies have an opaque quality with no structural imperfections and a slightly bluish-red color with high saturation. They have drilled holes with an interior diameter of 1mm.

6-8mm Ruby Faceted Heart Beads 7 inch 17 pieces

What better way to express love than with a heart? This faceted ruby bead necklace in the shape of a heart would make an ideal gift for a loved one. The ruby faceted hearts range in size from 6x6mm to 8x8mm. They have a vitreous shine, which makes the beads ultra appealing. It also has fine faceting, minor facet abrasions, and a symmetrical heart cut. This ruby bead's body has a highly dark Raspberry Red color with modest internal features in an opaque body.

Set of two 24x21mm Silver.925 Bezel Ruby faceted free-form Pendants.

Are you looking for a ruby bead that will go well with your gold or silver jewelry as a pendant or earrings? If so, you should look at these Bezel faceted ruby beads. They have a 24x21mm Sterling Silver .925 Bezel Ruby faceted free form. The beads are mirror sliced to provide a color-enhanced matching pair. Who needs a diamond when you can gaze at the splendor of this ruby?

Ruby Beads - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Ruby?

Ruby is a red gemstone from the corundum family. However, the specific shade of a ruby can range from blood-red to purple-red, orangy-red, brown-red, or even a pink-red tone.

With increasing interest in colorful Gemstone Beads that have become a trend in the jewelry industry, rubies are one of the most charming jewels.

Corundum, a crystalline type of aluminum oxide, is used to create rubies. The red hue of rubies is caused by trace quantities of chromium, which replaces aluminum in the gemstone and changes its color.

Are ruby beads valuable?

Ruby beads are very precious. In reality, natural ruby is one of four "valuable" gemstones, the others being emeralds, diamonds, and sapphire. The rarity, worth, and toughness of these stones are well recognized. For centuries, the Mogok Valley in Burma was the primary source of rubies.

How can you tell if a ruby bead is real?

You should consider various things when investigating whether the item in your possession is a natural ruby bead or just an imitation. There are several factors to consider when determining if the item in your hands is a genuine ruby bead or an imitation. You should look for the following elements:

  • Radiance, Color, and Glow

  • Looking prudently is one of the simplest methods to tell if a ruby is genuine. Rubies have a vivid ruby color. Many people characterize rubies as "bright" or "glowy" because of their beautiful hue.

  • Conduct a scratch test

  • Ruby is difficult to scratch unless you use a harder stone, such as a diamond. If the ruby scratches easily, chances are it’s an imitation. If a coin is used to scrape the ruby's surface and any marks appear, the stone is probably a fake. Metals or lower stones will not scratch real rubies.

  • Check For Small Flaws

  • You may use spectroscopy to look for faults under a microscope to identify a genuine ruby. Natural ruby beads are likely to contain a few flaws due to their evolved environment. These imperfections become evident with the right tools.

    Do real rubies glow under black light?

    Yes, regardless of provenance, all rubies shine under black light. Since synthetic and natural ruby gemstones have the same chemical makeup and physical qualities, whether mined or manufactured in a lab, they all sparkle in black light.

    What color ruby is most valuable?

    The most precious rubies are bright red to faintly purple-red in hue. In most marketplaces, pure red hues demand the highest prices, whereas rubies with orange and purple overtones are less valuable.

    Which shape of ruby is best?

    Although there are many cuts for rubies, some shapes better highlight the gem's red color. Round is the most common shape. The round cut is commonly used as an accent ruby in solitaire rings, wedding bands, and earrings. Oval shapes are the most preferred among cutters. Due to the fact that an oval cut produces less waste and frequently works better to bring out the rich red hue of the stone.

    The octagon shape, sometimes known as the emerald cut, and the heart shape are next in popularity. The cushion cut is most typically utilized for giant rubies greater than 1.0 carat. Smaller rubies weighing less than 0.30 carat and measuring less than 4 mm in length are often cut in a Princess square shape.

    How can you tell if a ruby is natural or synthetic?

    There is no physical or structural distinction between synthetic and natural ruby beads. Natural gemstones have the same crystal structure, chemical content, and qualities as synthetic gemstones. Internal inclusions or clear attributes are the only way to know. The price gap between synthetic and natural rubhugelarge.

    How much is a ruby worth?

    The price of a ruby, like any other rare gemstone, varies according to its grade and carat weight. Depending on the 4Cs, rubies can cost as little as $1 per carat or as much as $100,000 per carat. The Sunrise Ruby, weighing 25 carats, is one of the most valuable rubies ever auctioned, fetching more than a million dollars per carat.

    What is the purest form of ruby?

    The clearest, most vivid ruby hue has traditionally been called "pigeon's blood." These rubies have a vibrant color saturation that isn't overly dark. A ruby's transparency is affected by inclusions. Since inclusion-free rubies are nearly nonexistent, the value of a ruby is determined in part by the visibility of its inclusions.

    Are rubies a good investment?

    Colored ruby beads are one of the most secure gemstone investments. Collectors believe they outperform diamonds in market demand and value retention, especially as they grow more scarce. At an auction, fine unheated rubies from Myanmar in larger sizes fetch prices above USD 1 million per carat.

    Are rubies going up in value?

    Yes, the value of rubies is increasing. The magnitude of the shift in the cost of colored ruby beads during the previous year is unparalleled, particularly for high-priced ruby beads.

    Where can I find the best ruby beads for sale online?

    Since ruby beads have proven to be a valuable item, there are a lot of imitations on the market. However, if you hope to get the best ruby beads online, BeadsOfCambay is the right place for you. We have built a solid reputation and have proven to be the best platform to buy ruby beads online. The best part about buying from Beads of Cambay is that you will get genuine and real rubies.

    Buying rubies from BeadsOfCambay is simple, and the payment methods are secured and trusted.

    Can I buy ruby beads wholesale from BeadsofCambay?

    Yes, you may buy rubies in bulk, small and large ruby beads for jewelry making from Beads of Cambay. We have mastered the business and can deliver your items whenever convenient. When you purchase ruby beads wholesale, you can be sure to get the best ruby beads pricing and have your item transported to you quickly. Register a wholesale account with us to get your faceted ruby beads wholesale orders from USA.