WHAT IS A RUBY?
As a stone that has for centuries been connected with love and passion, the ruby gemstone with its deep red color is the most often gemstone placed in jewelry that is gifted for Valentine's Day. It has always been connected to love, happiness and has also been declared as a protective stone that promotes spiritual wellbeing as well as blocking negative energies from the wearer. As a birthstone for July, the ruby makes a great birthday gift and is often gifted for 15th or 40th wedding anniversary.
WHERE DO RUBIES COME FROM?
Rubies can be found mainly in Asia in countries Myanmar, Thailand, Pakistan, India, Nepal, but they can also be found in Madagascar and Montana. We use rubies mostly from India and work with reputable suppliers.
ONE OF A KIND
Rubies are known to be the rarest gemstone on Earth, hence the price tag is quite high. What sets apart rubies from one another is their color. The deeper the color, the higher the value. You have most likely heard of Pigeon Blood Rubies – these have very deep red color with a blue hue which makes the red color appear even more vibrant.There are also rubies that come with an affordable price tag and are not any lesser in appearance – with different subtones, like yellow - the stone will have a lighter red color, or a pinkish hue still making it unique and true to your taste if you choose so.
ALL THE MANY SHAPES
At Capucinne we love to play with shapes and cuts, making the most of every gemstone. Ruby is no exception. This gemstone has been cut in different shapes, from pear to trillion or square and the most popular round. Whatever the shape, with its warm red color a piece with ruby will immediately demand attention.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR RUBY JEWELRY?
Avoid using harsh cleaning treatments such as ultrasonic cleaners and steamers or chemicals for rubies. The best method of cleaning a jewelry piece with a ruby is to use warm soapy water and a soft brush or cloth. Make sure your ruby jewelry is completely dry before wearing or storing. It is preferable to store it in a velveteen bag.