Rubies are also part of the corundum family of minerals Scoring 9 on the Mohs hardness scale perfect for brides-to-be with a strong sense of individual style.

The “king of precious gemstones,” rubies symbolise love and dazzle in a glow of pink to dark red. Commanding the highest price per carat of the three precious coloured gemstones (rubies, emeralds and sapphires),

Mined in Burma, Thailand, India, Australia, Namibia, Columbia even Scotland, and Japan. Sri Lanka produces lighter shades of Rubies often called Pink Sapphires.

Deeper red shades indicate finer quality. The best shape/cut choice for Rubies are oval and cushion because they enhance colour and vibrancy, giving them a densely juicy appearance.

Ruby is July’s birthstone. It’s also the 40th wedding anniversary gift symbolising prosperity and peace. Many vintage Art Deco designs feature rubies. A romantic right-hand ruby ring gift is the perfect choice to celebrate your history as a couple.

The “Sunrise Ruby” Cartier ring valued at $30 million is the most expensive coloured gemstone ever sold at auction. It boasts an astonishing 25.59 carat cushion cut Burmese ruby.

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