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Ruby – A rare, beautiful gem
The ruby is one of the most sought-after gemstones on the planet. With dwindling resources, it is getting rarer by the day.
Rubies, like sapphires, comes in many forms. Like Sapphires, rubies are also corundum, a crystalline form of aluminium oxide (a rock forming mineral), typically found with traces of iron, titanium, vanadium and chromium. Rubies in their pure crystal state under the influence of aluminium oxide turn red instead of any other colour – and thus are known the world over as rubies.
The gemstone of love
Rubies have been used for generations to enhance engagement rings, wedding rings, and all forms of custom jewellery adornments. Traditionally the stone of love, ruby jewellery is an obvious candidate when selecting appropriate precious stones for an engagement ring proposal.
The lower end of the ruby quality spectrum
When it comes to ruby jewellery, there are significant variations in quality. At the lower end of the spectrum, the rubies resemble broken glass with a hint of pink colouring thrown in. These lower quality rubies can be purchased en masse for the price of a cup of coffee with the right supplier. The resulting jewellery is predominantly used in mass production and seasonal wear.
The pinnacle of ruby jewellery – the Pigeon Blood Ruby!
Custom jewellery should last a lifetime. As you’re entering into a lifelong commitment to a ruby adorned ring, we recommend choosing a bright, deep red ruby.
Rubies come in a variety of hues, but the most prestigious and highly sought after is called the pigeon’s blood ruby, as it is thought to resemble the brightness of fresh pigeon’s blood. As marketing names go, it may not convey the most jovial of feelings, but we don’t make the rules on colour titles. It’s certainly a striking jewel sure to standout in any setting.
Where to find the Pigeon Blood Ruby
You can find rubies in many parts of the globe, but two places in particular are famous for the beauty of their rubies. These two places yield the world’s best pigeon blood, and you can discern their provenance by the ruby’s hue.
Burmese and Madagascar rubies
The most famous are Burmese rubies. They are characterised by a lighter, brighter red, as though sunlight shines directly onto it, even in a dark room. The other rubies are from Madagascar. They are of a deeper red with an earthy feel and a beautiful brooding storm of crimson within the stone.
Rubies are unique and beautiful. Make one your own at Object Maker with our wedding band experience today.
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