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Article: The Ruby Gemstone. Everything you ever needed to know about rubies

The Ruby Gemstone. Everything you ever needed to know about rubies - LATELITA

The Ruby Gemstone. Everything you ever needed to know about rubies

All About The Ruby gemstone

Our team here at Latelita is proud to launch our July Gifts Collection, which celebrates the natural beauty of the ruby gemstone. This exquisite collection features a range of beautiful jewellery pieces, all set with natural rubies.

Ruby windsor gemstone earrings in silver

Natural Rubies

The rich red or purplish red hue of these gems is sure to add a touch of elegance and luxury to any outfit. Latelita's skilled craftsmen have set the rubies in a variety of different designs, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Ruby Earrings The Perfect Gift

Whether you're looking for a special gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself, Latelita's July Gifts Collection is sure to have something that you'll love.

Ruby Gemstones

Rubies have been treasured throughout history and have been associated with many different legends and myths.

Dark Red Coloured Gemstones

The ruby is actually a type of mineral called corundum, which is composed of aluminium oxide. The characteristic red colour of rubies is caused by the presence of chromium.

Rubies are found in a wide range of locations around the world, including Africa, Asia, and Australia.

The quality of rubies can vary greatly, and the most valuable specimens exhibit a deep red hue with few impurities. Rubies are used in jewellery and are also believed to have mystical powers. In fact, rubies are the traditional birthstone for the month of July.

The word "ruby" comes from the Latin word "ruber," which means "red." Rubies are typically found in shades of red, but can also be found in pink, purple, and orange.

Ruby gemstone long necklace with flower

Large Rubies

The largest ruby ever found weighed more than 170 carats. Famous rubies include the "Hope Ruby," which is on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the "De Long Ruby," which is part of the American Museum of Natural History's collection in New York City.

Largest Mined Ruby

In 2012, a Burmese ruby known as the "Sunrise Ruby" was sold for more than $30 million, making it the most expensive ruby ever sold at auction.

Ruby Collection

If you're looking for a piece of ruby jewellery that is truly unique, we have a stunning collection of ruby necklaces, earrings, and rings.

Handcrafted With Precious Gemstones

Our pieces are handmade by skilled artisans and feature beautiful designs that are sure to impress. So why not treat yourself or a loved one to a piece of Latelita jewellery today?

Other Gemstones Including Diamonds and Pink Sapphires

Ruby birthstone stud earring

Rubies are considered to be one of the four precious stones, along with diamonds, sapphires, and emeralds and pink sapphires

Gem Quality Ruby

The value of rubies is determined by their colour, clarity, and cut. The most desirable rubies are those with a deep red hue and few impurities.

Ruby Gemstones Throughout History

In ancient times, rubies were thought to possess magical powers and were believed to bring good luck, health, and wealth to those who wore them.

Red Stones

Rubies have been mined for centuries and were once worth more than diamonds!

Ruby Jewelry

Rubies have been prized since ancient times and have been used in jewellery for centuries. These beautiful gemstones are typically red in color, although they can also be pink, purple, or orange.

Ruby Jewelry for July Birthdays

Ruby long drop flower earrings

Rubies are the birthstone for the month of July and are considered to be lucky stones. In addition to being used in jewellery, rubies are also believed to have mystical powers. Here are some interesting facts about rubies

The Red Gemstone for 40th Anniversary

Ruby is also the traditional gift for a 40th anniversary. This gemstone is said to bring good luck and happiness to the wearer, and is often given as a symbol of love and devotion. If you're looking for a special gift for someone celebrating a 40th anniversary, a piece of ruby jewellery is sure to impress.

Heat Treated Rubies

Rubies have a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, making them one of the hardest gemstones. However, rubies can easily crack or chip along their cleavage planes; therefore, extra care must be taken when wearing rubies to protect them against knocks or scratching.

Star Ruby

When cut and polished, rubies can shine with a bright red hue that is truly stunning. Indeed, the ruby is considered one of the most beautiful and valuable gemstones in the world. Rubies are also quite rare; fine-quality rubies are often more valuable than diamonds of a similar size or quality.

Latelita ruby and diamond necklace

Burmese Ruby

The majority of rubies come from Myanmar (formerly Burma), but they can also be found in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In recent years, rubies have also been found in Tanzania and Vietnam.

Oval Ruby

Rubies have been used in jewellery for centuries and they are particularly popular in engagement rings. In fact, rubies are often referred to as the “king of gemstones” and the “gem of gems”. Rubies are also said to represent love, passion and power.

Latelita ruby and diamond cufflinks

Real Ruby Gifts

If you’re born in July, then the ruby is your birthstone. Rubies make wonderful gifts for loved ones and they are often given to mark special occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays.

The Latelita Ruby Collection

So, if you’re looking for something truly special, then be sure to check out our collection of ruby jewellery. You’re sure to find the perfect piece for you or a loved one.


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