Whether you’re showing your love for someone born in July,
or celebrating a 15th or 40th wedding anniversary, there’s
no better gift than ruby gemstone jewelry.
Popular throughout history, ancient people believed these precious gems would rouse the senses, amplify positive energy and guarantee
health, wisdom, wealth and success in love.
Like diamonds, rubies are evaluated using the 4Cs, plus size
and geographic origin. The most important feature of a ruby
is its red color, as other hues of this gem species are
considered sapphire. The finest ruby is a vibrant purplish
red, losing value (and classification as a ruby) as it leans
toward brown, orange or even pink.
Rubies also require good transparency. Opaque rubies are
much less valuable, even if they display cat’s eye or
All natural rubies contain imperfections, like rutile
inclusions called “silk.” These can actually increase the
value of ruby (when displaying a rare cat’s eye or star
effect) and are often used to determine a gem’s
The Sunrise Ruby is the world’s most expensive gemstone
other than a diamond. A 25.6-carat Burmese Pigeon Blood Ruby
set between two diamonds weighing 2.5 and 2.7 carats
respectively, it sold at auction in 2015 for nearly $30
million, setting a new record price-per-carat.
Lower quality rubies are heat treated to improve color
saturation and minimize inclusions, making these varieties
A valuable gift to symbolize passion, protection and
prosperity, ruby is the perfect way to express powerful