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How to Tell If a Ruby Is Real?

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You can determine a ruby's authenticity and value in the same way you can evaluate the grade of a diamond. This technique has become known as the four Cs: color, cut, clarity and carat. When it comes to the ruby, color is the most important factor. The finest of ruby gemstones had a vivid medium-dark toned red. The more colors seen in the stone, the less valuable.
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