The Beauty and Charm of Ruby Rings

Mickey | Jewelry | Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Ruby is a precious gem, a natural variation of corundum when it contains  chromium it  takes a lovely red colour. It is very similar to sapphire which is also corundum with chromium and other elements but in all other colours but red. Most rubies will come from Asia although recently a large ruby deposit was discovered under the ice sheet in Greenland. The redder the ruby the more valuable it is and as in the case of many other gemstones many rubies are treated to enhance their colour and clarity.

There are also synthetic rubies made often by mixing purified ammonia alum with chrome alum which produces a synthetic ruby in a pigeon blood red colour which is considered to be the best and most valuable colour in a ruby. Buying artificial or synthetic rubies can be an option for rings that you intend to wear a lot, these rubies look very good and have the brightest red colour ever. To ensure that you get what you pay for always go to a well known store whether online or not to be able to receive reliable information about the treatment and origins of the gemstone you intend to buy.

Ruby, the hardest gem after diamond, is still a very much  sought after gem for all types of jewelry, also it is the birthstone for someone born in the month of July, which is something to consider if you want to buy them a present that they will love for years to come. It is also a good idea for a July engagement as ruby rings are quite fashionable these days as engagement rings,  the red colour represents passion. Art Deco engagement rings often combine a ruby with a few smaller diamonds to create a stunning contrast in a ring that will definitely impress. Rubies are gemstones for very special occasions and a very special person.

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