Precision is imperative but often hard to achieve. You’d agree with me on this because one doesn’t always get precisely what one wants, be it incorporeal longings or materialistic urges, right? Well. But this shouldn’t dissuade one from working on bringing one’s fascinations to life. God might have a plan for one, but that doesn’t mean one needs to be hopeless in terms of one’s thoughts and actions. I’m talking about precision because your itch for it has brought you here – how to design a ruby ring just the way you want.
Designing a jewelry piece comes with a set piece of technicalities encompassing the various aspects of a ring. While these technicalities do mean that you need to take the plunge with adequate knowledge, carrying through that isn’t as tough as it sounds. Just like other typical gemstone rings, a ruby ring also consists of a centerstone, gemstone setting and metal. To design a ruby ring just the way you want, you need to decide on its centerstone, gemstone setting and metal. Once you’re done with deciding on these aspects of your ruby ring, designing one becomes child’s play.
How To Choose A Ruby Ring Centerstone?
The centerstone of a ruby ring is its protagonist, the main lead who’ll be loved by the folks. Being the director of your fascination, you need to choose a protagonist who goes well with your not only style and preference but also budget. In that sense, you can choose a ruby that falls in the good, very good and top-quality color ranges. A top-quality ruby offers a hue of red with a deep tone and vivid saturation. The GIA color grading code for this type of ruby is R 6/6, with R denoting the red hue and the two 6s denoting a deep tone and vivid saturation. Because it’s a top-quality ruby, it’ll cost you a substantial fortune.
If You Can’t Splurge…
If you’re on a tight budget, you might want to settle for a very good or good quality ruby centerstone for your ruby ring. The thing with ruby – and with other precious gemstones as well – is that the more up you go as regards quality, the more you are required to splurge. As per the GIA, ruby is the kind of gemstone that can command the highest prices of any color gemstone. So, you might want to pick a small centerstone for your ruby ring. But that’s no shame because no matter how small or big it is, it’s a ruby, meaning it’ll surely command adulation because of its widespread fame and rarity.
What Are The Different Clarity Grades Of Ruby?
Now let’s talk about the clarity of your protagonist. This characteristic of your protagonist is a little dramatic. Do you know it’s expected of rubies to contain at least some inclusions? Because inclusion-free rubies are practically nonexistent – that’s what the GIA says – people in the trade accept inclusions in rubies. So, now the thing is, you need to choose a ruby that has inclusions but those that can’t be seen through an unaided eye. For this, you have two options, you can either go for a stone with VVS (very very small inclusions) or the one that has VS (very small inclusions) to SI (small inclusions).
Because VVS rubies are loupe clean, meaning that the inclusions in these gems can’t be detected even when examined with a 10x loupe, these, of course, come with a hefty price tag. Moreover, because VVS rubies are incredibly rare, they are too tough to find. Now that’s a pity. But you can always opt for a stone with very small to small inclusions – the ones visible to an unaided eye. Most of the rubies in the market fall under this category. But what you need to bear in mind in respect of these types of stones is that the presence of inclusions in these gems affects their value.
How To Hide The Inclusions Of A Ruby Ring Centerstone?
Obvious inclusions located under the table facet of the gemstone diminish its value dramatically. On the other hand, stones with inclusions that can be barely seen aren’t much affected by these. So, you need to pick a gem for your ruby ring that has eye-visible inclusions located at a point where they can’t be seen easily. If you can’t find any gem fulfilling this prerequisite – you will, but in any case, if you can’t – look for a gem with inclusions located at its girdle – the widest portion of a gem – or pavilion – the portion of a gem below its girdle. That’s because you can easily hide these inclusions with a gemstone setting. There you go!
That’s all you need to know regarding your protagonist. As far as the cut is concerned, you can pick just about any that you like.
Which Is The Perfect Gemstone Setting For Ruby Rings?
The setting of the centerstone of your ruby ring can be termed as its supporting actor. What’s the role of a supporting actor? To support and take care of the protagonist in his endeavors, right? Well, the gemstone setting plays just about a similar role because it’s responsible for keeping the centerstone intact in its place while making sure that it stays in the limelight all the time. In that sense, and keeping in mind that you might choose a ruby centerstone that has eye-visible inclusions located at its girdle or pavilion, the bezel and prong settings seem perfect for your ruby ring.
While the bezel setting encircles the centerstone in its metal, providing the utmost protection, the prong setting secures the centerstone with 4 or 6 metal claws providing it enough space to shine like nothing else does. Because the bezel setting will encase the centerstone of your ruby ring in its metal, the setting will certainly hide the eye-visible inclusions located at the girdle of the centerstone. The prong setting will also do the same job in respect of the eye-visible inclusions located at the pavilion of your centerstone.
These two settings are appropriate for your ruby ring in the sense that they fulfill all your prerequisites. However, you can also choose other fancy gemstone settings. It’s your call.
How To Choose A Metal For Ruby Ring?
We’ve got the protagonist, the supporting actor, you’re the director and the villain if you don’t take proper and timely care of your ring, who’s the female lead? Well, yes, it’s your ruby ring’s metal. This element of a ring has to be the female lead because it paints the ring in its aura. Metal should be a personal choice. Period. It’s something that you shouldn’t choose based on anything else other than your skin and skin tone. Because certain metal alloys might cause skin allergies, it’s always ideal to choose a metal that’s comfortable on your skin while complementing your skin tone to avoid potential pitfalls.
It might often be hard to achieve precision, but not impossible as long as one is ever so inclined to get it. So, now that you’ve locked the cast, it’s about time you brought your dream ruby ring to life. Because I’m a little bit of a writer myself, I’ve prepared a climax for your dream project. I think it’d be better for you and your story if the folks come to know at the end that the protagonist, the supporting actor, and the female lead were from GemsNY.