buyers guide


Caring for Ruby

As Ruby is such a hard and tough stone, most cleaning methods are acceptable, including ultrasonic, steamers and warm soapy water.

Care should however be taken as rough handling can cause scratches and chips. In addition as they are such a hard stone they will scratch other stones apart from diamonds and so they need to be kept apart from other stones and from each other.

It is so durable that the mounts in which it is set are more likely to wear out before the stone and so it is recommended that the prongs should be checked periodically to ensure that the stones are secure.

Caring for Ruby (Summary)

•    Regular cleaning. Most cleaning methods acceptable
•    Avoid keeping with other stones – should be kept separately in a soft bag
•    Check mounts and settings regularly