Ruby is the July birthstone – and it’s one of the most coveted of gems. Ruby can command the highest prices of any colored gemstone. The name is derived from the Latin word ruber, meaning “red” – the color of love and passion. Few things catch the eye like the ruby birthstone. The finest color of the birthstone for July is a deep red with a hint of purple, called “pigeon’s blood” in the trade. A variety of the mineral corundum, ruby gets its color from trace amounts of the element chromium. The more chromium, the stronger the red.
In ancient India, ruby was called the “king of precious stones” for its rarity, hardness (second only to diamond), beauty and seemingly mystical powers. Long associated with the life force blood, ruby was a symbol of power and youthful energy in Indian jewelry. In past centuries, some believed this birthstone for July could predict misfortune or danger, and others claimed it would cure inflammatory diseases and soothe anger. Burmese warriors believed it made them invincible in battle. Medieval Europeans maintained that rubies bestowed health, wisdom, wealth and success in love.
14 karat white gold ruby with diamond halo earrings. The drop earrings each contain 4 round rubies encircled by a halo of round brilliant cut diamo...View full details
18 karat white gold natural oval ruby diamond pendant. The oval ruby weighs 1.09 carats while the diamonds in the halo are rose cut diamonds. The s...View full details
18 karat white gold natural ruby and halo diamond pendant with 6-cascading drops. The pendant has 3 round, 2 pear-shape and 1 oval shape natural ...View full details
14 karat yellow gold high quality designer link bracelet containing 2.22 carats of square cut fine rubies channel set in 10 segments of a "V" patte...View full details
14 karat estate yellow gold natural oval ruby with diamond link bracelet. The bracelet has 5 oval rubies flanked by a small round brilliant cut dia...View full details
Ladies 18 karat yellow gold estate bangle bracelet with a ribbon of natural channel set caliber cut rubies flanking a center section of pave' diamo...View full details
14 karat white gold filigree pendant with 1 natural square cut ruby surrounded by 27 round brilliant cut bead and bright set diamonds which are fra...View full details
18 karat white gold natural square rubies set in earrings framed with a surrounding diamond halo design. The rubies have a total weight of 0.37 car...View full details
18 karat white gold vintage pendant with natural round rubies and with 5 old mine cut diamonds (circa late 1800's) interspersed in a elongated cush...View full details
14 karat white gold, 1.23 carat, pear shaped natural ruby, surrounded by 0.34 carats of round brilliant cut VS diamonds which include the diamonds ...View full details
Ladies 14 karat yellow gold round natural ruby stud earrings. The estate rubies total approximately 1.00 carat.
14 karat white gold, non-pierced french back, synthetic pear shape ruby estate earrings.
Ladies 10 karat synthetic ruby ring. The ring contains a rectangular ruby surrounded by a filigree shadow box with small gold ornamental knobs at ...View full details