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Ruby vs Diamond: Which One Should You Buy?

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Both rubies and diamonds are amazing gemstones. However, there are some differences between these beautiful stones. In this article we are going to tell you more about each one of these jewels. Also, we are going to make a comparison in order to help you choose the best one for you. Before you choose one of these amazing gemstones make sure to take into consideration all of the factors including the price.

Diamonds are known as a girl’s best friend while rubies stand out of the crowd because of their great color. If you need more information about these two stones, click here to see an in-depth comparison. Now, let’s see which one you should buy.

Color

As you probably know, rubies have an amazing shade of red while diamonds can be found in various colors. For rubies, the most important factor which influences their value is the color. If you want to purchase a ruby in a vibrant shade of red you should consider the price because these are the most valuable. However, they can also be found in darker shades with lower prices, although this decreases their brightness.

When it comes to diamonds, the color is not the most important factor. Despite this fact, the colored diamonds tend to be more expensive because they are rare compared to clear diamonds. Also, colored diamonds have more defects and an overall lower quality. If you want a great diamond you should opt for an elegant clear one because they have a higher quality and are easier to find.

Sparkle

The sparkle of a gemstone is given by its cut. If you are looking for a sparkling jewelry you should opt for a ruby. They tend to have excellent sparkle because of the mixed cut combination between step cut and brilliant cut. Diamonds also have great sparkle if they are found in an excellent cut. However, these tend to be more expensive and rare to find.

Brilliance

Both rubies and diamonds get their brilliance from the cut because the light reflects in their facets. The better the cut, the higher the brilliance. However, a diamond with a super ideal brilliance is very expensive. Rubies on the other hand have lower brilliance then diamonds. So, if brilliance is the factor you are looking for in a piece of jewelry, diamonds are the ones for you.

Hardness

Diamonds are the hardest gemstones and rubies are the second hardest ones. So, if you are looking for a durable piece of jewelry that resists better to scratching, then the diamond is the right one for you. On the Mohs scale of hardness, the diamond ranks a 10 while the ruby ranks 9. However, this doesn’t mean that the ruby is not resistant. So, if you want to buy a ruby don’t be fooled by the hardness. After all, this is not the most important factor.

Clarity

When it comes to clarity, the diamonds win again. They have a better clarity which means that they have fewer inclusions or defects. Also, diamonds without any inclusions are not that hard to find. In comparison, rubies with no inclusions are extremely rare and expensive. This is why diamonds have better clarity.

You might wonder why clarity is so important. Well, an inclusion that can be seen with the naked eye doesn’t affect a diamond’s value. On the other hand, when rubies have inclusions they have lower brightness and, of course, lower value.

Cut

Out of the 4Cs, the cut is the most important factor that affects the value of a diamond. The cut also affects the shape of the diamonds and it increases or decreases the value. If you are looking for a special piece of jewelry you should buy a baguette diamond. These are not extremely expensive and they are not that popular so your jewelry will be unique.

Also, most of the times, rubies are found in a cushion or an oval shape. Sometimes you can even find round rubies, with a higher price. So, this leaves you with few options when it comes to the shape. However, if you choose a diamond, you can select from a variety of shapes.

Conclusion

All in all, both of these amazing gemstones are worth considering when you want to purchase a special piece of jewelry. The most important thing is to choose jewels that suit you. However, take into consideration these value factors and the price of the gemstones before you decide which one is the best for you.

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