Sunday 15 July 2018

Ruby - July Birthstone

Ruby have always been one of the 'big four' in fine jewels, alongside emeralds and sapphires. Always scarce and precious, fine ruby remains highly valued.

Dior Joaillerie, Soie Dior ‘Froufrou Rubis’ ring
It was long believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune.

In the hierarchy of precious gems, the ruby has no peer: the Indians call rubies ratnaraj, the “king of precious stones”. Burmese stones, from the Mogok area, are rare and their growing scarcity has driven prices to record levels. Rubies continue to be a very good investment.

Cartier, Resonances Bracelet

Graff, Ruby and Diamond Earrings
Mozambique rubies have emerged on the world stage over the past few years. Even so, larger sizes remain elusive. So rare are rubies that heat-treated stones, once taboo, are now included in Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions.
Chaumet est une fête, ‘Aria Passionata’ ring