- Jan 22, 2014
Hi all, just curious as both sapphire and ruby are varieties of corundum, when does a pink sapphire start being called a pinkish Ruby? Is it jeweller / gem sellers interpretation and marketing? Does the "name" affect the pricing? I can imagine pale and light pink tones being called pink sapphire but as the tone darkens there must be a "point" where the gem starts getting called a Ruby? Or are there particular crystal characteristics or inclusions that say "this gem is a Ruby"? Thoughts?