July’s birthstone is the gorgeous Red Ruby, which has been one of the most popular gemstones for centuries and is considered a precious stone. Rubies are highly prized, and frequently seen in necklaces, earrings, and, since it represents romance and immortality, engagement rings. I’ve compiled a list of some fun facts about rubies you might have not known, along with some of Allurez’s top ruby jewelry picks!
The ruby derives its name from the Latin word “rubens,” which means red. Almost all rubies are flawed.
Rubies are a classified mineral called Corundum and are second only to diamonds in their hardness. Rubies are composed of aluminum and oxygen.
The brightest and most valuable red shade of a ruby is called ‘pigeon blood-red’ and commands the highest price. Rubies mined in Burmese also tend to be the most sought after variety due to their superior hue, clarity, and saturation.
In ancient history, the ruby was thought to be the “King of Gems,” and in England, it was used for coronation rings and crowns.
Many ancient warriors would implant rubies under their skin to bring them valor in battle. That’s true determination!
The most expensive ruby ever sold was the “Hope Ruby” which weighs 32.08 carats and sold for $6.74 million.
Shop at Allurez for more ruby gemstone jewelry!
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