July babies, it’s time to welcome the ruby with open arms. The seventh month of the year is its time to shine!

Ruby earrings
Shop these stunning ruby and diamond halo earrings here: http://bit.ly/2tcj6aB

                    Ruby, a variety of the mineral corundum (like sapphire), is an extremely durable gemstone, measuring 9 on the Mohs hardness scale. Diamond is the only gem harder than this mineral. Rubies make great center stones in alternative engagement rings for this reason (aside from the fact that they’re totally gorgeous!). Rubies are “included” stones, meaning that many have internal marks visible to the eye. The clearer the stone is (like glass), and the brighter the color, the better the quality is and the more expensive the stone will be.

Ruby ringThis ruby and diamond ring from our Estate department would
make a fabulous engagement ring or fashion ring. Shop this ring at
our West Hartford store.

           A ruby’s red color makes it a symbol of love, passion, health, and protection. Jewelry designer Roberto Coin sets a small ruby hidden on the interior of each one of their pieces, because according to an ancient belief, “...wearing a ruby close to the skin promoted long life, health and happiness and even today it is believed to possess these magic powers including the extraordinary ability of giving peace.” – Roberto Coin

           Check out our Estate Roberto Coin diamond drop earrings on Etsy, and see the hidden rubies in the second photo!

           Like emeralds, actress Elizabeth Taylor wore some of the most amazing ruby jewels. A lavish gift from her husband was the Cartier Ruby Suite, which included a ruby and diamond necklace fit for a queen, along with earrings and a bracelet to match. According to Forbes, this collection may have been worth around $600,000!

Cartier Ruby Suite Image Source: Forbes

Shop our collections of ruby jewelry in West Hartford & Old Saybrook. If you need birthday gift ideas for a July baby, just let us know and we’ll help you find the perfect gift!

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