Glass filled rubies
I don’t understand this glass filled rubies! If the ruby is mined as the description states then how can it be glass filled which means created? That doesn’t make sense to me. Which is it? It can’t be both. False advertising??
Glass filled or heat treated gems are very common now. I was really surprised when I found out the famous red star store had the same practice for rubies. I actually spoke to one of their jewelry people who explained the procedures. Glass or fissure filled is basically a very low grade ruby and then they fill the cracks or imperfections to make it look better. Heat treating enhances the color and makes it look richer or deeper. Lab created means they are chemically produced- physically and optically identical to those gems mined underground and will have no flaws. Hope that gives you some idea. :smileyhappy:
They are mined, but they are very very low grade ruby. This means pale in color and cracks etc… Stones that could and would never make it into jewerly and are very cheap.
They are heated and filled with leaded glass to make them look like gem grade ruby.
Heating stones in different ways to enhance the color is common. Filling w/ glass and dyes is the “manufacturing” part.
The term the G.I.A. uses is “manufactured” not created. Created usually refers to lab grown.
The process of manufacturing is considered by the G.I.A. to make a very poor quality short lived stone that is unstable and will fall apart over time.
Do your homework. Read desrciptions very carefully and if the price is low, it is not a high grade ruby.
You can go to the G.I.A. website and confirm everything I said as that is where I get much of my info.
Many of the vendors and hosts mislead the customer during the presentations by going on an on about them being “natural”, “genuine” or “real” ruby. This has been discussed in the main forum in great length a few times. You can search and find the older threads if you want.
You get what you pay for. Many people do not know they are buying such low quality because they believe the presentation, others see it as costume jewerly and so they know what they are buying and for the low price that is okay for them.
Hello , I’ll be glad to look that up for you. Please back with item numbers.
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
07.08.16 8:59 PM