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Ruby Gemstones

Loose Ruby Gem Stones, Buying Rubies

Rubies and sapphires come from the same mineral family, corundum. These gems are known for their hardness and durability. While sapphires can be found in many colors, ruby gems are generally a red or pinkish red color. Though the color distinction between rubies and some sapphire colors is not always very apparent, corundum which does not have a reddish or pinkish-red color tone should be classified as a sapphire. This very often is of mere academic interest as every gem buyer would choose a color that pleases them. As long as you get a natural corundum stone with the color that you like, technical specifications really do not mean much.

There are interesting facts about rubies in ancient times. The British conquered many nations and took posession of some glorious 'rubies'. So beautiful and precious were these gems that they went straight to the British Royals. As time went by and gemology became more of a science rather than a mere hobby, it was found that many of ruby gems in the British royal jewels were infact red spinels and not rubies! Good examples are the magnificient Black Prince's Ruby which is infact  not a ruby at all, it is a nice red spinel. Similarly the whooping 352 carat Timur Ruby is a fine spinel.

Ruby gemstones come from various locations, Burma is well known for it's gorgeous Burmese rubies. There has been almost no reduction in demand for loose ruby gemstones for more than a century. Extensive mining operations in the Burmese mines have meant that the best gems have already been dug out. It might therefore be a better idea, to see natural rubies from other origins before paying a premium price just for the (Burmese) name. Thailand, Vietnam, Madagascar and even Tanzania have provided ruby gems for the jewelry and gem stone trade.

Rubies can be expensive especially in sizes of 1.5 carats or more. When you choosing a loose ruby gem, check the color, clarity and size and then move your attention to the price tag. For example, you could get a 6mm round ruby gem stone that has few inclusions and fissures. But if you were choosing a large 10x8mm ruby stone, be prepared to accept quite a few of these natural flaws. Rubies are sold by weight (carat) the price per carat increases sharply as the gem size increases. So bigger rubies are more expensive (per carat) then smaller ones even if, the grade of the stones is the same.

Our entire discussion on loose ruby gem stones is based on the presumption that, the ruby is natural and not a man made fake. When you produce an imitation ruby gem in a factory, the controlled conditions can give you eye clean flawless rubies even in sizes as large as 10 carats! These would not be expensive and should not be compared in beauty or price with natural ruby gems. There is no harm in buying a fake ruby gem, as long as you are aware that it is fake and are being charged the price of a fake ruby. Many innocent gem lovers have purchased 'rubies' from the Burmese market or near the border and found that, it was a worthless piece of junk. Good rubies are quite expensive and looking for bargains on the roadside might not be a good investment decision.

Most of the gemstones that reach the gem and jewelry market today are treated in some way or the other. We can broadly classify the treatments used to treat loose ruby gems into two broad types. The first type of treatment used for rubies is the conventional heat treatment. This process has been used for several decades and does not involve the addition of any chemicals into the oven. Ruby gem stones treated in this way become clearer and acquire a better color. The process does not alter the physical properties like hardness and durability of the gem. You can safely presume that any loose ruby stone that you buy is heat treated, but read the next paragraph related to other ruby treatments before you jump to any conclusion.

As the supply of rough ruby gets tight due to extended and large scale mining, gem manufacturers have come up with other treatments to improve the appearance of ruby gems. A type of heat treatment evolved about 2 decades ago, to keep the explanation simple we will call it the flux method. In this method a chemical is added to the oven where the rubies are heated. The chemical works like a flux and reduces the melting point of the ruby (corundum). As the ruby melts, it flows into the cuts and cracks present within the gem stone. Such a 'healed' ruby looks much better than the untreated stone. A laboratory inspection can often reveal traces of the chemical within the stone. The next process used to treat rubies is very interesting, it actually creates a ruby gem that is a combination of glass and ruby. Silica based salts are added to the oven along with the rubies, these turn to glass on heating. The melted glass flows into the fissures and cracks present in the ruby. The final result is stunning in appearance unfortunately, such a treatment drastically reduces the value and durability of the ruby.

Directstones procures rubies from the Burmese and African mines. We recommend conventional heated ruby gemstones. However if you prefer to have fissure filled or glass filled rubies, let us know and we can procure and custom cut these rubies too. No matter what treatment you choose for your ruby gemstones please ensure that, you have read this report completely and understood the various treatments. If you still have any queries, do email our support experts at You can do this even if you purchase the gems from another gem or jewelry provider. Few providers care to inform buyers about all details but, we will be glad to clarify all your doubts without making you obligated to make any purchase from us.


Who Is Kaisilver?

Having established itself as the world's leading online custom jewelry provider, Kaisilver now extends it's merchandise line to include gems. While there is no shortage of gem stones in the global market, reliable sources for the retail buyer requirements are not many. Most retail gem dealers work with limited inventories, this reduces buyer options. Another problem with these small dealers is the lack of information and reliability when it comes to gem authenticity and value for money. Kaisilver with it's wide network of gemstone mining and manufacturing resources, is the best source for gems of all types, shapes, sizes and cuts. With a support team that is compromised of jewelry and gemstone experts, the advice and suggestions made by the team relate to your requirements and not to fixed sales targets. The website shows a small sampling of the gems that we offer. You can infact request for just about any gem on the globe. All gems are sourced directly from the source, closely inspected and then custom cut by our expert cutters. With a buyer base that includes fashion models, government officials, casino and resort owners, lawyers, financial experts, students and professors, doctors and surgeons, sportsmen and newsreaders we have become the preferred choice for quality gems and jewelry. By cutting out middlemen commissions and multiple agents, we provide great value for your money. Our large online operation does not stop us from welcoming even the smallest order. Gold and silver jewelry is custom made with equal attention to quality, material and craftsmanship. You can choose from our designs or send us detailed for the style and design that you need.


How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S






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