Wouldn’t you be delighted wearing this 14.45 carats Pink Ruby diamond ring – how unique is that! Its sheer size and the fact it is a ruby and not a sapphire because of it’s beautiful deep pink color💓
Why is it a Pink Ruby? Aren’t all Rubies supposed to be Red or if its Pink shouldn’t it be a Sapphire? Well, Yes! And No! First of all, whether pink or red or even blue, all these types of Gemstones are made of the mineral Corundum (or Aluminium-Oxide for the purists). It is then depending on traces of other elements to give them their color, and only then it’s up to us humans to name them.
The trace element that gives these Corundum gemstones their red tint is Chromium and at higher concentrations the stones will look red whilst at lower concentrations the stones will look pink. So simply put, the concentration of chromium will decide on whether we will refer to them as Rubies or Sapphires. All gemologists agree on this division of color, pink is a sapphire and red is a Ruby. Period! However, there is one extremely rare group of gemstones that can only be found in Myanmar (formerly knows as Burma) and Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) that have a very deep Pink color, and crisp sparkle that resembles a diamond. For centuries gemologists around the world have referred to these beauties as Pink Rubies to denote that these stones are so rare and beautiful that they deserve to be called a Ruby. A small group of gemologist however, mostly in the US, refuse to call them Rubies and instead refer to these magnificent gemstones as Pink Sapphires purely on their technical characteristics, because technically they display a pink overtone rather than a red one.
So, now you know it: the confusion in naming these gorgeous gem stones is all due to the refusal of a small group of gemologists to call them Pink Rubies on purely technical grounds, deciding instead to ignore the absolute beauty and rarity of these gemstones.
In our case we will stick to calling our 14.45 carat gemstone a Pink Ruby because we believe it is surely worth of referring to it as a Ruby. What is also worth noting is that even the “International Gemological institute” (IGI) from the US (!) has certified our gemstone as a Pink Ruby!