Solid 18K White Gold Natural Diamond Ruby Wedding Pendant Genuine
5mm in Diameter
6 natural white diamond accents
18K Rose Gold Band
High Polish Finish
Rubies are the most precious members of the corundum genus. Large,
fine quality rubies can be more expensive than equally sized
diamonds and are definitely rarer. In assessing the value of a
ruby, the cut, clarity and inclusions of the stone are taken into
account along with the weight and origin.
Stones of Burmese origin generally demand the highest prices.
Burmese rubies of 1/2 to 1 carat sizes with slight purplish red
color and fine inclusions range from $300 to $3000.
Possessing the color of blood, ruby is believed to aid the flow of
blood and improve circulation to ease anemia, rheumatism,
menstruation, spasms and other blood diseases. On one hand, the
stone is known to calm hyperactivity and on the other hand it is
believed to amplify energy and vitality to sharpen the mind,
enhance awareness and increase concentration.
From its historic value, the stone is known to promote bravery,
valor and a courageous attitude, and will also help in winning
disputes and quarrels. Ruby is used a shield against evil, banish
nightmares guards against psychological attack.
But most importantly, ruby signifies love and passion. The deep red
color is associated with heightened emotions of sensuality and
compassion and instills devotion and commitment.
The red of ruby is associated with two vital elements – fire and
blood – signifying warmth and life for mankind.
Ruby is the birthstone of July. It is associated with the wedding
anniversary gift for a couple’s 15th and 40th year. It is ideal to
the astrological signs of Cancer, Leo, Scorpio and Sagittarius.
The most expensive ruby ever sold was an unheated Burmese gem, an
8.62 carat stone sold for $3.63 million = $ 425,000 per carat.
The Smithsonian Museum houses a 137 carat cabochon star ruby.
The engagement ring of the Duchess of York was embedded with ruby.
The Black Prince’s Ruby was one of the most famous rubies in
history. It was given to Edward of Woodstock, the original Black
Prince in the 14th century.
The 167 carat Edwardes Ruby was named after Major General Sir
Herbert Benjamin Edwardes and donated to British Museum of Natural
The American Museum of Natural History housed the 100 carat De Long
star ruby which was purchased for $21,400.
The Peace Ruby (43 carats uncut) is a 25 carat faceted round
- The Anne of Brittany Ruby in the Louvre in Paris is 105 carats of
polished but irregular gem