The mineral Corundum, which is a crystalline variant of aluminium oxide, is found in both Ruby and Pink Sapphire.
Rubies are all intense red-coloured Corundum variants, whereas Sapphires are all other types that aren’t red. This asserts that all non-red-hued Corundums, including pink-hued Sapphires, are Sapphire gemstones, as pink is regarded as a pale tone of red and the border between Rubies and Sapphires.
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES RUBY AND PINK SAPPHIRE?
Ruby, the Lord of Gemstones, and Pink Sapphire, the stone associated with ‘Gracefulness and Royalty,’ have a lot in common yet differ slightly.
Ruby, or Manik in Hindi, is a rare gemstone that is naturally deep pink or blood-red in colour. The term ‘ruby’ comes from the Latin word ruber, which means ‘red.’ Pink Sapphire, on the other hand, is a natural light pink to deep violet-pink-hued valuable gemstone found in metamorphic rocks. Ruby is the July birthstone, whereas Pink Sapphire is the September birthstone. These valuable jewels also have powerful astrological and therapeutic qualities. As a result, consulting a professional astrologer to select the gemstone that best matches you is always suggested.
WHAT THE GIA AND ICA THINK OF RUBIES AND PINK SAPPHIRES
According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), rubies are Corundum gemstones with a “dominant red” hue, while all other Corundums are Sapphires. The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), on the other hand, considers any ‘red coloured’ gemstone to be Ruby, regardless of hue, tone, intensity, or saturation.
Pink Sapphire comes in a range of colours, ranging from pale pink to dark red, depending on the kind.
Pink Sapphire in a vibrant and saturated light pink tint is extremely rare, and so has a higher value than other colour variants. The redder the gemstone, the greater the hue. The amount of darkness of red is determined by the tonal grade. The intensity of the colour is determined by saturation. Strong pure red and a red with a purple tinge, usually known as pigeon’s blood, are the most appealing Ruby hues.
PRICE PER CARAT OF PINK SAPPHIRE AND RUBY
Pink Sapphire is a desirable gemstone in both domestic and international markets because of its extraordinary beauty and rarity. Pink Sapphire prices range from INR 6,000 ($ 80) per carat to INR 3,00,000 ($ 4080) per carat or even more, based on the various factors that determine the value of the gemstone. Ruby stone prices per carat, on the other hand, range from INR 450 ($ 6) to INR 2 Lakh ($ 2720). To make a fair purchase, look for Rubies and Pink Sapphires that have industry-wide Gem Lab Certifications, which prove the gemstones’ genuineness.
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