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Give a burma diamond ruby bracelet as a stunning gift set for a July birthday. Pair red roses with a ruby bracelet for Valentine’s Day. And of course, the ruby is the traditional anniversary gemstone for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries-but don’t wait 15 years to give a ruby bracelet! Contact us today for enquries.
Rubies around the wrist symbolize love and passion. Bejewel yourself or a loved one with an artfully designed ruby bracelet in gold, silver or platinum. We at Kanjimull & Sons can offer you scores of unique ruby creations to mark any special moments in your life.
A ruby diamond bracelet throws flashes of red and white light everywhere. Either way, you’re going to look regal in your ruby bracelet.
A Bit About The Ruby
Rubies are red gemstones that consist in the corundum family. Most rubies have a strong red color, although the precise color of rubies can range from blood-red to orangy-red, purple-red, brown-red or even a pink-red tone.
Rubies are made from corundum, a crystalline form of aluminum oxide. The ruby’s red color comes from trace amounts of the element chromium, which replace aluminum in the mineral and change its color.
When corundum is red, we call it ruby. When it’s any other color, such as blue, yellow, or pink, we call it sapphire. You can identify a ruby alongside other gemstones thanks to its rich, pink to blood-red coloration.
Ruby is said to be one of the rarest of the big three — rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. It’s the birthstone for July, as well as the 15th and 40th anniversary stone.
As with other gemstones, rubies are mined around the world for use in jewelry. Rubies can be found in the following countries:
Australia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, Namibia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Kenya, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Brazil, Scotland, United States
Rubies have a hardness of 9 on the Mohs’ scale, making them hard gemstones. In fact, they only fall behind the diamond, which scores a perfect 10.
This suits well for wearing ruby jewelry every day — thanks to its hardness, you can wear a ruby ring, pendant or a pair of ruby earrings with no need to worry about damaging the stone.
Types of Rubies
Rubies come from all around the world and are available in a range of different shapes and red shades. However, most rubies are categorized into certain types based on the country or region from which they’re mined. Common types include:
- Burmese rubies. Rubies from Burma, now Myanmar, are commonly regarded as some of the world’s most desirable. Burmese rubies have a deep red color that stands out and can look particularly special.
- Thai rubies. Thai rubies have a deeper but less intense color than Burmese rubies and are typically considered second in quality. You’ll typically find a higher level of chromium and iron in these rubies, which contributes to their unique color.
- African rubies. Rubies from African countries such as Kenya and Mozambique have a dark red or red-purple color. Dark red African rubies are popular and desirable thanks to their rich, unique coloration.
- Pigeon Blood rubies. Rubies with a “pigeon blood” color are particularly desirable and valuable. These rubies have a bright red hue with a mild purple tint. Viewed under light, they appear deep red in color.Many Pigeon Blood rubies are sourced from Myanmar. Natural Pigeon Blood rubies are rare and command a significant value. Many people love their incredible color, although, like with all gemstones, taste is subjective and you may prefer a different tone of red.
Like diamonds, rubies are cut into a variety of shapes. While the round brilliant cut is the most common shape for diamonds, rubies are typically shaped based on the formation of the stone rather than as a method of maximizing brilliance and fire.
Because of this, it’s more common to see rubies in non-round shapes, such as the oval, pear and marquise cuts. Like with all gemstones, there’s no “best” shape for a ruby — instead, you should choose a shape that looks the most beautiful to you personally.
Rubies vs. Diamonds
Rubies are increasingly becoming an alternative to diamonds for jewelry. Differences between rubies and diamonds include:
- Color. The most obvious difference between ruby and diamond is color. Although most diamonds are white, or colorless, they can also be yellow, pink, champagne-colored or, in some cases, even red. Rubies are exclusively red. However, they can range in tone, saturation and secondary colors, meaning some rubies may display pink, brown, purple or orange coloration.
- Brilliance. Rubies aren’t typically prized for their brilliance and won’t display brilliance or fire like diamonds. Instead, the main factor that determines a ruby’s beauty and value is its color.
- Hardness. Diamonds are harder than rubies, scoring 10 on the Mohs’ scale compared to 9 for rubies. Despite this, both are hard gemstones that won’t get damaged easily if worn daily.
- Cost. Rubies are generally significantly less expensive than diamonds. However, some rubies with exceptional natural color may command prices similar to those of diamonds, or even higher.
- Tradition. Diamonds are commonly associated with romance and engagement, while rubies tend to be given as birthstones or for anniversaries. However, this is changing, with ruby engagement rings becoming more commonplace.
The combination of radiant red rubies and sparkling diamonds offers a striking contrast that’s truly exquisite. Shop our collection of fine jewelry for ruby and diamond bracelets—whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for a July birthday, a special occasion, popping the question or just treating yourself!