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Buying a ruby may seem complicated. How do you know that you're getting a good deal? What factors are important in choosing a quality ruby? What questions should you ask?

1. Start by learning a little about the history of sapphires.
2. Understand more about corundum, the substance from which ruby originates.
3. Learn how to choose the perfect ruby color to suit your style.
4. Discover the origin of the best sapphires in our section on mining location.
5. Then spend some time learning more about clarity, cut, and acceptable ruby treatments, and choose the factors that are most important to you.
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