The classic ruby
The ruby – a gemstone in the characteristic color ruby red
– are called rubies. Thus, the name ruby is derived from the Latin term for red, rubens, and
in reference to the desirable gemstone, the name ruby red is common for an intense, deep
can have orange or pink undertones – but the most valuable is the pigeon blood red with a
slight blue shimmer.
The ruby and its unique colour spectrum
In particular, the pure red tones are only available to a very limited extent and are therefore
The importance of purity and cut of a ruby
the ruby belongs to type II, for which internal inclusions are the rule. Thus, clear rubies
without inclusions are almost not available.
Attractive lighting effects with a ruby
Individual jewelry at PLACEOFGEMS
At PLACEOFGEMS you get the ruby either as a loose gemstone or combined in an enchanting piece of jewelry. Whether oval cut, drop cut, round cut and many more – with us you get the gemstone in the cut type and carat number of your choice of course only in the best quality.
Individuality is very important at PLACEOFGEMS, which is why we do our best to fulfill every wish, no matter how unusual. Be inspired by our different designs of studs, necklaces and arm jewelry and we will create an individual piece of jewelry with the ruby of your choice together with you.
In Latin, rubens stands for ‘red, the red’ – hence the term ‘ruby red’.
Red variety of the rock corundum. With a Mohs hardness of 9, corundum is the second hardest
mineral after diamond.
The gemstone owes its red coloration to an admixture of chromium and, in the case of brownish tones, iron. From dark red to light red to an elegant pale red, rubies can be found in many variants.
The cuts for gemstone processing in ruby range from cabochon cut to facet cut. Heart, octagon or
oval are also popular ruby shapes. The facet cut is best suited for clear rubies, the cabochon cut more for those with optical effects.
The so-called rutile needles give the ruby a very special shine. Due to the fluorescence of the gemstone, the red color looks all the more intense.
Purity is of great importance in ruby. Even if there are hardly any completely pure gemstones of this
variety, large inclusions reduce the value – but also make the gemstone something very special.
The color of the ruby is decisive for its value. Especially popular are rubies in pigeon blood red, the
Carat indicates the weight of a gemstone. 0.2 grams corresponds to one carat (ct). The larger the carat weight,the more valuable the stone, whereby stones of higher purity and better color can have a higher value despite lower carat weight.
The cut is important because it makes the ruby shine. Whether you want a faceted ruby or cabochon cut is up to your personal taste.
The rutile needles
Occurrence of ruby
The most beautiful rubies are found in Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka (Ceylon) or Thailand (Siam). However, ruby deposits are also found in India, Afghanistan, China and Colombia.
Jewelry with rubies
Ruby jewelry pieces are beautiful. The ruby is known as a gemstone and is extremely popular. Whether in a ring, a magnificent necklace or earrings. The intense red ruby enchants.