Natural Ruby Earrings Pearl Shape Solid 18K Rose Gold Pave Diamond
2 Natural Rubies
4x6mm in Diameter
38 natural round cut diamond accents
18K Rose Gold Band
High Polish Finish
Weights 0.64-1.75 Grams
Fine Jewelry Earrings
Red is the colour of love. It radiates warmth and a strong sense of
vitality. And red is also the colour of the ruby, the king of the
gemstones. In the fascinating world of gemstones, the ruby is the
For thousands of years, the ruby has been considered one of the
most valuable gemstones on Earth. It has everything a precious
stone should have: magnificent colour, excellent hardness and
outstanding brilliance. In addition to that, it is an extremely
rare gemstone, especially in its finer qualities.
For a long time India was regarded as the ruby's classical country
of origin. In the major works of Indian literature, a rich store of
knowledge about gemstones has been handed down over a period of
more than two thousand years. The term 'corundum', which we use
today, is derived from the Sanskrit word 'kuruvinda'. The Sanskrit
word for ruby is 'ratnaraj', which means something like 'king of
the gemstones'. And it was a royal welcome indeed which used to be
prepared for it. Whenever a particularly beautiful ruby crystal was
found, the ruler sent high dignitaries out to meet the precious
gemstone and welcome it in appropriate style.
For more than two thousand years, cultures throughout the world
have highly desired rubies for their brilliance and their vibrant,
intense red color. This fiery redhead of gems, however, is valued
for more than just its stunning beauty. Over the ages, folklore has
credited the exquisite ruby with many mystical powers.
Rubies were discovered about 2000 ago probably in India, where
continues to be a highly prized gem. The Sanskrit word for ruby is
“ratnaraj” which roughly translates to “king of the gems.” Name:
The word ‘ruby’ comes from the Latin for red - “rubeus,” “ruber,”
In gemology, only four gems qualify for the elite category of
“Precious Gems.” These are the diamond, sapphire, emerald, and the
Rated at 9 on the Mohs scale (which measures the hardness of all
gems), rubies and sapphires are second only to diamonds in hardness
and durability. Special attention is needed when cutting rubies
because they can be brittle.
Rubies are made of crystallized corundum with a bit of chromium
oxide. The term “corundum,” is derived from the Sanskrit word
Rubies are graded first by their intense color and then by the
brilliance and “liveliness” (sparkle). The most prized colors for
the ruby range from medium-red to dark-red with orange tones to
purplish-red. The most exceptional ruby color is called “pigeon’s
blood.” A pigeon’s blood ruby has exceptional brilliance,
transparency, and is an intense, fiery shade of red, with a subtle
hint of blue or purple.
Rubies or Sapphires
The only difference between a ruby and a sapphire is the color!
Both are corundum minerals. Those that are light pink are called
pink sapphires, while only the deeply rich red gemstones are
qualified to be rubies.
It is common for natural rubies to have inclusions. It is one way
to determine if a ruby is genuine and a not synthetic, lab-created
stone.Treated: Nearly all rubies on the market are treated in some
way, usually by heat or diffusion. Non-treated gems are available,
but they are rare and extremely costly. Heat treatment improves the
depth and evenness of color, as well as the clarity of rubies.
Diffusion treatments can significantly enhance the color. There are
tests to determine is these gems have been treated, but it is safe
assumption is that the rubies found in retail stores have been