Ruby and diamond earrings are a timeless and classic accessory that can add sophistication and elegance to any outfit. Whether you’re looking to buy them for yourself or as a gift for someone special, purchasing these precious gemstones can be an enlightening task. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the process of buying ruby and diamond earrings in the USA.
The first step in purchasing ruby and diamond earrings is to conduct some research. Start by browsing online jewelry stores to get an idea of the available styles, quality, and pricing. You should also gauge the reputation of the jeweler and the quality of their products. Look for a company that has been in business for a long time and offers full service for purchasing and designing.
- Determine your budget
Ruby and diamond earrings can range significantly in price based on their size, origin and quality. A gem, Burma Ruby (no heat), over 5 cts, can easily cost over $100,000. However, if you want something inexpensive you can buy something with smaller rubies and diamonds for around $1,000+.
- Consider the style and setting
Ruby and diamond earrings come in a variety of styles and settings, including studs, hoops, drop earrings, and chandelier earrings. Consider the recipient’s personal style and how the earrings will be worn. Would they prefer every day earrings or something for a special occasion.
- Determine the quality of the gemstones
The quality of the gemstones is an important factor to consider when purchasing ruby and diamond earrings. The quality of rubies varies significantly based on their size, origin, color, clarity and cut. Look for gemstones that have a high clarity rating, a vibrant color, and a well-proportioned cut. The higher the carat weight, the more expensive the gemstone will be. Larger, high quality rubies should come with a certificate from the AGL, Gubelin, or GIA Laboratories.
- Purchase from a reputable jeweler
When purchasing ruby and diamond earrings, it’s essential to choose a reputable jeweler. Look for a jeweler with a good reputation and who is also knowledgeable with colored gem stones in the industry.
In conclusion, with thorough research, determination of budget, consideration of style and quality, and purchasing from a reputable jeweler, you can make a wise and unique purchase that will bring joy and elegance for years to come.
Heidi Ortman Sheff