Ruby Red

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Baubles, Bling and Birthstone Things

Often described as the color of love and passion, red is undeniably one our favorite colors.  Worldwide, it is the second most popular with over 15 percent of people choosing it.  At least nineteen different gemstones come in red – rubellite, spinel, diamond, garnet, and topaz just to name a few.  The most beloved crimson gem is, of course, the lovely ruby.  

As the birthstone for the month of July, ruby naturally occurs in a broad range of color.  It is the most significant factor in determining the worth of a ruby.  The finest shade is a pure, vibrant red known as “pigeon’s blood”.  Additional varieties include purplish red and orange-red.  The intensity of the color also contributes to the worth of the ruby – not too dark and not too light.  The shade must be just right.  These factors combine to calculate the monetary value of each individual ruby.  

This understated beauty has been in our collection for awhile.  Made in a classic three-stone style, the 18-karat yellow gold ring cradles a rich red oval ruby in the center.  Weighing exactly 1.24 carats, the precious stone is held in place by four prongs situated at the 2, 4, 8 and ten o’clock positions.  The bright scarlet tone of the ruby is delightfully accented by a matched pair of yellow diamonds.

Sculpted into hearts, these natural fancy yellow diamonds have a combined weight of 1.08 carats.  The red and yellow color combination is unusual; it’s not often seen in the jewelry world.  Both tones are on the same end of the color spectrum, so they complement each other quite nicely.  The red ruby shimmers quietly between the dazzling brilliance of the two yellow diamonds.  

There are so many possibilities… a birthstone ring, a right-hand ring, an anniversary ring, or even an engagement ring.  A classic style set with a unique color pairing, this ring is available now for $7,850.00. 

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Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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