Gemstones are, whether in jewelry or merely stones, lovely. Gemstones are colorful, shiny, luxurious and bright. Perhaps one of the most popular and recognized gemstone is the gorgeous red ruby.

A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminum oxide). Oher varieties of gem quality corundum are called sapphires. Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems, together with amethyst, sapphire, emerald and diamond.

Red rubies make fabulous jewelry!

Ruby Fun Fact: The word ‘ruby’ comes from ‘ruber’, Latin for red. The color of a ruby is due to the element chromium. The quality of a ruby is determined by its color, cut and clarity, which, along with carat weight, affect its value. The brightest and most valuable shade of red, called blood-red or pigeon blood, commands a large premium over other rubies of similar quality.

Ruby is the traditional birthstone for the month of July and is usually more pink than garnet, although some rhodolite garnets have a similar pinkish hue to most rubies. The world’s most expensive ruby is the Sunrise Ruby.

Rise to the sunset, and to the occasion, decked out in gorgeous ruby jewelry decorating the fabulous skin that you’re in!


Rubies have a hardness of a 9.0 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Among the natural gems, only moissanite and diamond are harder, with diamond having a Mohs hardness of 10.0.

Rubies make for glamourous jewelry of stunning red…enough said!

Factors Affecting the Value of Rubies:

  1. Color – In the evaluation of colored gemstones, color is the most important factor. Color divides into three components: hue, saturation and tone.
  2. Cut
  3. Clarity
  4. Carat Weight
  5. Rubies are also evaluated on the basis of their geographic origin.

Ruby Fun Fact: Generally, gemstone-quality corundum in all shades of red, including pink, are called rubies. However, in the United States, a minimum color saturation must be met to be called a ruby; otherwise, the stone will be called a pink sapphire.

Jewelry Fun Fact: The word jewelry itself is derived from the word jewel. Jewelry can be made from a wide range of materials, including gemstones and similar materials such as amber, coral, precious metals, beads and shells. Although jewelry is popular worldwide, the most widespread influence on jewelry in terms of design and style have come from Asia.

Ruby Fun Fact: In 1837, Gaudin made the first synthetic rubies by fusing potash alum at a high temperature with a little chromium as pigment. Other processes in which synthetic rubies can be produced are through Czochralski’s pulling process, flux process, and the hydrothermal process.

Red ruby, red ruby: you shine with your beauty!

The finest ruby is described as being a vivid medium-dark toned red. Secondary hues add an additional complication. Pink, orange and purple are the normal secondary hues in ruby. Of the three, purples is preferred because it reinforces the red, making the bold color appear richer.

Rich ruby red: robust and regal! Ruby fitting for royalty!

Historically, rubies have been mined in Burma, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, India, Namibia, Japan and Scotland. A few rubies have been found in the United States in the states of Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wyoming.

Red ruby jewelry looks fit for a queen. Whether worn in necklaces, chokers, bracelets, rings, earring, anklets or crowns, decking out in lavish rubies turns any frown upside down. So smile away the ruby way!

Gorgeous, glorious, glamorous red ruby jewelry is here to stay!

Be wrapped in elegant splendor and sheer delight when you’re wrapped in rubies that fit and look just right!

“That large red stone in the ring on your hand is so stunning I can’t look away.”

“That’s my natural ruby ring. I don’t take it off…on my finger it stays.”

“What if you want to change it up a bit and wear a different ring one day?”

“Then I’ll add other ruby rings to other fingers…red gemstones all the way.”

“I want to get me some ruby jewelry that stands out…a ring that fits on my thumb!”

“Wow. I’ll get a ruby thumb ring too and we’ll both look like the bomb!”

Rubies: Red gemstones consisting of exquisite beauty and real red razz-ma-tazz!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.

Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website, Twitter @, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano






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Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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