How are GemSelect's Star Rubies sold? What sizes are available?
GemSelect wants to make purchasing Gemstones fun and spontaneous - view the list of our Cabochons and see what you find. Our Star Ruby sizes range from about 8mm through too approximately 13mm, depending on availability. Please remember our inventory is subject to change because of the rarity of this gem. If you have a special request, please let us know. We have a vast network of suppliers and can locate rare gemstones or stones we may not have in stock for you. Contact Us
Why buy Star Ruby?
Excellent question! Star Ruby is a rare variety that exhibits some genuinely stunning qualities. The qualities we're speaking of are what earned the Star Ruby its name. This stone displays a star effect known as Asterism when its observed in light. These unique properties combined with its naturally brilliant color are more than enough reason to purchase this stone.
Star Ruby has been so prevalent throughout the centuries so you may ask, what makes Ruby so unique?
First, let's talk about the color of a Star Ruby. Star Rubies can range in color from pinkish red to orangey, purplish and brownish-red, depending on their chromium and iron content which makes them not only beautiful but unique.
Secondly, the effect displayed by Star Rubies Asterism is genuinely mesmerizing. Once cut and polished this stone has a vitreous or silky luster that competes with the highest quality precious stones.
Lastly, let us discuss strength and uses for this jewel. Star Ruby holds a terrific mark on the Mohs scale as it's a '9', so it's considered extremely durable. This Gem is suitable for use with any jewelry and one can wear it daily.
Okay, all sounds great so how do we use it?
GemSelect suggests using Star Rubies in ring designs, necklaces designs, pendants, and pins. It's commonly available in smaller sizes and as individual gems so this will affect how designers use it.
Who wears it and where should it be worn?
Wear Star Ruby someplace where it will be exposed to light because this will reveal its natural beauty and stunning effects. It mounts best into a gold setting which compliments the Red hue. Lastly, Star Ruby is an excellent choice for men's rings.
What are some reasons people wear Ruby?
Great question! Star Ruby can be Birthstone jewelry for those born in July; additionally, Star Ruby is given for milestone anniversaries so if you're celebrating your 15th, 40th, or 80th anniversary grab a Star Ruby ring for your male partner. Would you like to know more about the Star Rubies Traditions? Click Here
Where is Star Ruby mined?
The traditional sources for exceptional Star Ruby are Upper Burma and Thailand in our very own Chanthaburi Province. Now we are seeing many affordable, high-quality Star Rubies coming from Madagascar. With GemSelects 100% Natural Star Rubies you will always get unbeatable value and quality assurance.