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Must-Have Rubies— Jewelry and Folklore

Must-Have Rubies— Jewelry and Folklore

At Kallati, we love rubies all year long. In every season, we cherish the romantic and mysterious ruby gemstone. 

During July, we pay tribute to this special stone as ruby is the traditional birthstone for July. 

Rubies— did you know these interesting facts? 

STRUCTURE

Rubies are a variety of the mineral called corundum and the line between pink sapphires and rubies is based on color rather than composition. Rubies have a Trigonal structure and the chemical name is Aluminum Oxide. The hardness of a ruby is a 9 on the Mohs scale.

SHAPE

Rubies can be cut into a variety of different shapes, but brilliant-cut and cabochon, also known as star rubies, are two of the most prized cuts for this fabulous, rare stone.

COLOR

Rubies are red and luscious, alive, and mysterious. From their deep color comes the associations and symbolism associated with this gem. Rubies represent power and love. They also represent passion and energy. According to Bishop Marbodius from the eleventh century, "Ruby is the solitary and glowing eye which dragons and wyverns carry in the middle of their foreheads."

The Origin of Birthstones

Have you ever wondered where the tradition of associating a certain birthstone with your birth month was born? Birthstones and their association to the Zodiac extend back to the twelve stones used in Arron's breastplate mentioned in Exodus. However, the tradition probably dates back even further. Adopted and further codified by Christians and related to a passage in Revelation; the association of birthstones with birth months continues in the West up to modern times. There are textual references to the association of certain stones with certain birth months from eighth-century Poland and sixteenth-century Germany. Exactly which stone represents which month was further refined by Tiffany & Co in the 1870s and then by JA in 1912. For centuries stones have been associated with healing powers, luck, and power and this is another reason birthstones are popular.

Must-Have Ruby Jewelry 

 

Yellow Gold Ruby & Diamond Infinite Necklace

This exclusive ruby and white diamond necklace set in 14k yellow gold is a brilliant design from our INFINITE collection.

This necklace features 1.55 CTW of rubies and white diamonds with huggie posts.

Our INFINITE collection features both colored gemstones and diamonds. Simply sophisticated and versatile, this collection is defined by a stripe of shimmering white diamonds that parallel a colored gemstone stripe center. Shop it here. 

 

Yellow Gold Ruby and White Diamond Heirloom Ring

Perfect for stacking, this extraordinary ruby and white and yellow diamond ring from our HEIRLOOM collection features 0.35 CTW of ruby and yellow and white diamonds. Shop it here.

 

Yellow Gold Ruby & White Diamond Heirloom Earrings

These timeless Ruby and white diamond earrings set in 14k yellow gold are a sophisticated statement from our HEIRLOOM collection.

These earrings feature .55CTW of white diamonds and rubies with lever back posts.

Our HEIRLOOM collection features colored gemstones - precious rubies, emeralds, tanzanites, and apphires. In this collection, you will find an array of rich designs from statement cocktail rings to brilliant earrings and pendants characterized by a precious gemstone set in gold and accented with diamonds. Shop them here. 

 

Yellow Gold Ruby & Diamond Infinite Ring

 

 

This exclusive ruby and white diamond ring set in 14k yellow gold is a brilliant design from our INFINITE collection.

This ring features 2.35 CTW of rubies and white diamonds.

Our INFINITE collection features both colored gemstones and diamonds. Simply sophisticated and versatile, this collection is defined by a stripe of shimmering white diamonds that parallel a colored gemstone stripe center. Shop it here.

 

Yellow Gold Ruby & Diamond Infinite Earrings

These exclusive ruby and white diamond earrings set in 14k yellow gold are a brilliant design from our INFINITE collection.

These earrings feature 2.04 CTW of rubies and white diamonds with leverback posts.

Our INFINITE collection features both colored gemstones and diamonds. Simply sophisticated and versatile, this collection is defined by a stripe of shimmering white diamonds that parallel a colored gemstone stripe center. Shop them here. 

 

 

White Gold Ruby & Diamond Heirloom Ring

This one-of-a-kind ruby and white diamond ring set in 14k white gold is an exquisite expression of beauty from our HEIRLOOM collection.

This ring features 0.95 CTW of ruby and white diamonds. Shop it here. 

 

Yellow Gold Ruby & Diamond Infinite Ring

 

This exclusive ruby and white diamond ring set in 14k yellow gold is a brilliant design from our INFINITE collection.

This ring features 1.80 CTW of rubies and white diamonds.

Our INFINITE collection features both colored gemstones and diamonds. Simply sophisticated and versatile, this collection is defined by a stripe of shimmering white diamonds that parallel a colored gemstone stripe center. Shop it here. 

 

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