Rubies are, on the whole, very durable stones and are safe to use in jewellery dips and ultra-sonic cleaners, however avoid
Using heat with untreated stones as this could affect the colour and future recertification.
Coating with borax before applying heat as borax may eat into rubies and sapphires.
More care is needed with treated stones.
Rubies are increasingly being treated by filling with glass and stones that have that have been treated in this way may contain a very large percentage of glass. If you become aware that a you or a customer has such a ruby;
Untrasonic and steam cleaners
Knocks and blows
Ruby Lore and Symbolism
Ruby is the birthstone for July and the zodiac gemstone for Aries. They are also the recommended gem for couples celebrating their 40th wedding anniversaries.
Throughout history and today rubies are one of the most prized of the coloured gemstones. Rubies were thought to ward off misfortune and ill-health, and being the colour of blood, rubies are also the symbol of courage and bravery. Rubies have been adorned emperors, kings and queens and have inspired myths and legends, and of course rubies have always been the ultimate symbol of romance, love and passion. Modern lore most associates rubies with expressions of love. The man who gives a woman a ruby is expressing his passionate love. Being the colour of blood the red colour of the ruby also symbolises the heart. Throughout history other red stones such as spinel and garnet have been used to simulate ruby, however the true beauty and rarity of the ruby will always make it the most desired of the red coloured gemstones.
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We offer a full 21 day money back guarantee. If you are not 100% happy then return the item for a full refund minus the cost of postage.
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Money Back Garantee Conditions and Return Instructions
If you decide to return an item contact TheGemBank on ph: +44 (0)20 72423748 before posting the item. This is in order to obtain a return code and full return instructions. Returned orders without a return code and packages that are improperly packaged and/or insured or packages that show signs of tampering, will not be accepted.
Conditions for refund:
Call and speak to a member of staff before returning the item.
Items must be returned within 21 days of delivery.
Items must be returned in original, undamaged and unused condition.
Items will be refunded, minus the cost of postage. We do not charge a restocking fee.
Items should be posted by signed for post and be fully insured to the value of the gemstone.
We cannot take responsibility for damaged items or items lost in the post.
Local taxes and customs are non-refundable by TheGemBank.
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Shipping is free to International and UK customers.
Shipping by TheGemBank is insured. Items are insured from the moment the item leaves our premises until the point that someone signs for the package.
All items will be shipped within 3 days of the full payment being cleared.
Shipping within the UK
Shipping within the UK is free and items are sent using the Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day service. This service requires a signature to confirm receipt so please ensure that somebody is available to sign for the package.
Shipping is free on all items and items are sent using Fed-ex International Priority. TheGemBank does not take tax, however taxes may be taken by your country.
A Word About Our Gemstone Images TheGemBank.com
We pride ourselves on our honest and accurate images of our gemstones. Our aim is to represent the gem exactly as it is. To achieve this;
We only resize and crop raw images and digitally alter the images in a way to best represent the way the stone actually looks.
The gem in the image is the gem offered for sale. We do not use ’stock pictures’ unless otherwise indicated.
Images are taken at much greater than x10 magnification. Inclusions and colour variations that are clear in an image may not be as apparent in the actual stone when it is in the hand or mounted.
All images are taken under normal London daylight conditions and sunlight lamps.