Buying Rubies in Palm Beach

diamond-ruby-braceletRubies are one of the most expensive of all gemstones and are a red variety of the mineral corundum. With a hardness rating of 9 on the Mohs scale rubies are one of the most durable of gemstones second only to diamonds. Diamonds have a hardness rating of 10. The highest quality rubies come from Madagascar, Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Kenya.

How to Evaluate the Quality of a Ruby

When determining the quality of a ruby color is one of the most important factors. It is important to consider the hue, tone, saturation and clarity when you examine the ruby.

Hue: Some rubies cast orange or violet hues, but the highest quality rubies’ primary hue color is red. Some rubies have a secondary purple hue underneath the red hue and are preferred by some jewelry lovers.

Tone: Ruby tone means the intensity of dark versus light. Highly valued rubies usually have a medium darkness, they do not appear black, neither are they too pale.

Saturation: Color saturation refers intensity of the hue. Rubies with an intense and vivid red hue are more valuable than those without this intensity.

Ruby Clarity: Like diamonds, it is expected that rubies have inclusions in them. Carefully examine the ruby as you would a diamond to ensure that they contain only a few inclusions. Like diamonds no ruby will be perfectly flawless, however, the highest quality gemstones will be “eye-clean.” Eye-clean is a jewelers’ term that means you won’t be able to see visible flaws with your naked eye.

Star Rubies

Inclusions actually enhance and are desirable in a variety of the ruby called the “star ruby.” Star rubies are smooth and without facets; they are polished instead of cut. Star rubies are so named because of the reflected light which forms a six-ray star. The star is an optical effect that is caused by a web of tiny inclusions, the web is also sometimes called “silk.”

Ruby Cut

There are three considerations when discussing how rubies are cut. (1) All ruby and gemstone cuts are important because how a stone is cut relates directly to how much pleasure you will derive when viewing it. (2) Diamonds, rubies and other precious gemstones are cut to capture and reflect light in a brilliant, sparkling way. (3) Finally, the way in which the cut is made determines durability. Poorly cut rubies, like other gemstones are at greater risk of chipping, cracking or breaking under pressure.
While rubies are available in a variety of cuts the most popular cut is the round cut, which is also more expensive. There is a fine balancing act with how to cut a round ruby. It should not be too shallow or too deep when viewed from the side. A general guideline is that the depth of a round stone, also known as its height, should be 60% to 80% of its width as measured by the stone’s girdle, i.e., the diameter of the stone’s widest part.

Shopping Tips for buying Rubies

When evaluating a ruby cut you will be looking for stones that are proportional and have good sparkle. It is most desirable if the stone comes with a certificate proving its authenticity and origin. And, you especially want to make sure you are given this certificate when you are paying a large sum of money for a natural, high-quality stone.

Always ask the jeweler if the ruby is natural or artificially created. Also inquire about any treatments the ruby has undergone. A ruby that has been enhanced will need to be cared for differently than a natural ruby. Plus, there is a dollar difference in terms of value.

Buy and Sell Jewelry With Local Jewelers

For four proud generations the Abraham family has stood for integrity and fair dealing in the jewelry business, buying and selling rubies, diamonds and other precious gemstones. So confident that you will find them to be honest and operating at the highest level of integrity Jackie Abraham has no problem branding his business with his personal and family name. An integral part of the community Jackie Abraham purchases rubies, jewelry, diamonds and watches of all qualities. Call to schedule your confidential and complimentary evaluation.

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Palm Beach, Florida

The Town of Palm Beach (called Palm Beach Island or the Island of Palm Beach to differentiate between the town and the county) is an incorporated town in Palm Beach County, Florida. It was established as a resort by Henry Morrison Flagler, a founder of Standard Oil, who made the Atlantic coast barrier island accessible via his Florida East Coast Railway. Major landmarks in Palm Beach, Florida include Worth Avenue, The Breakers Hotel, Mar-A-Lago, Norton Museum of Art and the Flagler Museum.

At Jackie Abraham.

Jackie Abraham is a direct cash fine jewelry buyer. Estate jewelry is one of the major areas Jackie Abraham is known for ever since it was established in 1990. We also help those people who are selling small diamonds and sell broken jewelry. The knowledge accumulated through years in the business combined with a true desire to provide others with exceptional jewelry of years.

Gold Jewelry Buyers in Palm Beach

We are known by our exceptional practices in dealing and taking care of our customers. Our gold purchasers always make sure that you’re getting the best price in the market as you sell your valuables to us. So, if you are selling diamond jewelry, Jackie Abraham’s the right place to be.

Miami Estate Jewelry

You can always reach us Mondays through Fridays 10:00 am – 5:30 pm at 305-868-4336 or send us an email at and tell us how we can help you.  Remember: Jackie Abraham is not just about Gold and Diamond we are also interested with your antique, fine,  estate jewelry including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, pins and brooches.

Jackie Abraham has been helping the residents of Palm Beach, Florida for years now by providing one of the highest rates when buying gold, diamond, fine or estate jewelry.

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