There’s no question that buying a piece of jewelry with precious gemstones is a major investment. And the more precious the stone, the more serious the investment becomes. That requires a measure of caution and care on the part of the buyer.

This is certainly true when it comes to buying ruby jewelry, and there are several tips related to rubies that can help ensure your success. Here’s what to consider.

#1 Check It in the Light
Like diamonds, rubies have measurable qualities based on their cut, color and clarity. And while these factors are all important to consider, it ultimately comes down to the overall look of the stone and how you feel about it. One quick tip for getting a good feel for the stone is to check it in the bright light before you buy. This can really illuminate all the angles and facets and give you a good overall sense of what you’re getting.

#2 Consider Carat Carefully
Rubies typically see a big jump in price as the size increases in hard numbers like 1 carat, 3 carat, etc. One tip for getting a good deal on a great ruby is to choose a .92 carat gem instead of a 1, or a 2.8 carat ruby rather than a 3. You’ll get essentially the same gem at a substantially lower price.

#3 Think about the Cut You Want
Unlike diamonds, rubies can be cut into a wide variety of shapes, including rectangles, round, marquise, oval, cushion or heart-shaped. These plentiful options mean you’ll want to take some time to really consider what you’re looking for in terms of the shape of the gem.

#4 Spend Some Time on Color
Finally, the color of rubies can also vary widely from deep blood red to ones with more of a pinkish hue. It ultimately comes down to personal preference, but the wide color range of rubies provides yet another consideration you’ll need to make before ultimately finding the right piece of jewelry for you.

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