Behind the Sparkle – The Beauty of Ruby

The beauty and history of one of the most popular gemstones

by Bethany Hawn – July 18, 2017

Today we will be talking about one of the most popular gemstones, and this months Birthstone: Ruby.

Rubies are considered one of the most important gems in the colored stone market because it can command the highest per-carat price.

In its purest form, the mineral corundum is colorless (known as white sapphire,) and in comparison to ruby, inexpensive, but trace elements of chromium create the beautiful ruby red color, that demands our attention.

If there is a low saturation of chromium, making the mineral pink, its no longer considered a Ruby, but rather: Pink Sapphire.

The name ruby comes from the latin word “ruber” for red or crimson. It is one of the most historically significant colored stones. Rubies are mentioned four times in the Bible, in association with attributes like beauty and wisdom, and it has accumulated a host of legends over the centuries.

People of India believed that rubies enabled their owners to live in peace with their enemies and Burma warriors would insert rubies under their skin to make them invincible in battle.

Desire for ruby is just as great today as it always has been. As a symbol of passion, ruby makes an ideal romantic gift.

For more information about rubies or to experience their beauty in person, stop in or check out our website to shop our selection of ruby jewelry. Use promo code RUBY10 to get an additional 10% off or mention this segment in store.

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Idea/Concept: Bethany Hawn
Videography: Andrew Moore
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: Bethany Hawn

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