This ME01 earring pair has 1.12 carats of maroon sapphires, accented with .30 carats of diamonds.

Ruby – July Birthstone

Believed to burn with an inextinguishable internal fire, ruby has historically signified great passion. This fiery red gem – the color of the heart – has always been associated with deep love. Also the color of blood, ruby signifies great courage. Next to diamond, ruby is the second hardest gemstone, ideal for all types of jewelry, especially rings.

July’s birthstone, ruby is also recognized as the traditional gift for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries. Historically, ruby was believed to attract and maintain love. In fact, ruby is a popular gem choice for brides who want to express their unique personality like Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.

Ruby is recognized as a talisman to ensue harmony, guard against sorrow, inspire confidence, and bring success. Gem of gusto, ruby brings to light the electrifying personality of those who wear it.

With a name derived from the Latin word, ruber, meaning red, this corundum family gem, sister to sapphire, only comes in one color. But, the shades of red in which it comes vary from purplish and bluish red to orangey red in medium to dark tones. Color is key when considering value. Prized colors are pure red with no overtones of brown or blue. Better qualities are usually eye-clean. Ruby in sizes over 2 carats is difficult to come by. In its finest quality, any size is rare.

Rubies are routinely enhanced by traditional heating methods to produce, intensify or lighten color and/or improve clarity. To clean ruby, use soapy water or commercial solvent and a brush. Mechanical cleaners are generally safe. Ask your jeweler for details regarding special enhancements and care.



Looking for something  different?  This adorable little ant is sure to please those Aunts in your life.  It is style SP24 from our Sapphire in Silver collection.  This little guy hosts 3 sapphires in either blue (September birthstone) or red (July birthstone), averages .30 carats of 2.1, 2.6, and 3.3mm.