What's the difference and which is better? Lab-Grown or Natural Ruby?
As mentioned in a previous blog: 5 Trending Colored Stone Choices, "Rubies have long been prized for their dark red color, with “blood-red” rubies being the most valuable. In fact, in the United States, if a ruby is not red enough, it’ll be classified as a pink sapphire. Rubies are also prized for its excellent hardness, falling behind only moissanite and diamond in that facet."
Ruby is originally known as a natural occurrence, a mined gem alongside many others of luxury such as diamond, emerald, amethyst, morganite, aquamarine, and etc. Until recently, natural gems could not be replicated in the lab, but after much R&D in gemology, they are now available on the market for those who wish to glam it up in color and reduce mining in the process!
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