Audrey Hepburn once said, “There’s a shade of red for every person.” And that’s certainly true when it comes to rubies. Rubies are one of the four precious gemstones, and are composed of much of the same material as sapphires. The red color distinguishes this popular stone from all others. Ranging from pinks to deep reds, rubies are a feminine, romantic choice for many jewelry options.
Red is the color of love, which makes rubies a popular choice for occasions like anniversaries—particularly the 15th and 40th—birthdays, holidays, and even engagements. As the birthstone for the month of July, this gem often symbolizes passion, energy, and success. With its long history as the chosen stone for the aristocracy, rubies are now a great choice for all women due to their affordability and versatility.
Rubies are very tough, durable stones—measuring a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, and coming in close to diamonds. Their composition makes them applicable for rings, bracelets, necklaces, and more. When shopping, buyers should analyze the stone to get the color they’re looking for. Rubies range dramatically in hue and saturation, with the most valuable rubies possessing the deepest, most vibrant color.
Perfect for the woman who loves to show her girly side, rubies are the ultimate feminine accessory, as well as being considered the “king of precious gemstones” due to their luxurious and rich look. It’s true—try wearing a ruby and watch how it transforms the way you feel.
Our collection of rubies is vast, and includes something for everyone. From statement pendant necklaces, featuring a stunning ruby at the center, to a solitaire ruby ring surrounded by a halo of diamonds, our rubies give you an elegant and sophisticated look. Try a set of simple ruby stud earrings for an alternative to diamonds. Contrary to popular belief, rubies can be a great everyday staple to add a little personality to your outfit. If you’re looking for something unexpected, rubies are the way to go.
In addition to single ruby stones, this red-hued gem is beautiful in pairs or more. A smaller cluster of rubies makes just as much impact as a larger stone, which is why tiny rubies are often used in decorative jewelry pieces. And due to its connection to love and Valentine’s Day, rubies are commonly seen in heart jewelry, such as pendants and bracelets. Show your passion for your faith with a gorgeous ruby-encrusted cross.
All shades of rubies are complementary to various metal tones, including yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold. So the next time you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone you love (or to show how much you love yourself), look to rubies for a fresh, feminine take on classic style. Because when in doubt, wear red.