Ruby is the birthstone for July. Ruby earrings make a perfect gift for anybody who was born in this month. The color symbolizes passion and love. Giving somebody ruby jewelry is a wonderful expression of love between two people. According to legend, this gemstone can strengthen the heart.
Choosing the right earrings isn’t all that difficult if you know which qualities to look for. The first thing to consider is the shade. Rubies range from “good” quality to “heirloom” quality. Here is an overview of the four varieties of color:
• “Good” quality rubies have a slight pinkish tone to them. Since they are fairly light, you can see their natural minerals and inclusions.
• “Better” quality gems are a medium red. They are a wonderful mix of brilliance and color. Some of the natural minerals are visible.
• “Best” quality gems are bright and vivid red in color! They are among the rarest rubies in the world. This is the best option if you want to buy ruby earrings for your fiancé or wife.
• Needless to say, “heirloom” quality gems are the rarest on Earth. They are truly extraordinary, represent the top 0.1% of rubies, and are a dark, brilliant red.
The saturation quality is how deeply the color penetrates into the gemstone. The darkest and richest stones have highly saturated colors. Lightly saturated gemstones appear more pale and transparent.
Treatments of Ruby Earrings
Like other gemstones, rubies undergo treatments to enhance their natural attributes. The treatments will enhance their color and strength without sacrificing quality. Be sure to order the earrings from a jewelry store that doesn’t use glass or lead-filled rubies. Your order should come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
When choosing earrings, you need to decide whether you want a solitaire ruby or a ruby accented with diamonds. Ruby earrings are especially beautiful when they are combined with diamonds! One gorgeous design includes the ruby as the center, embellished by tiny white diamonds.
If you want something simple, yet lovely, go with classic stud earrings. The rubies used in stud earrings typically range in width from 2.5mm to 5mm. More elaborate designs include two or three stones in a dangle setting. A tiered design especially looks gorgeous when the rubies are set in 18k gold. Speaking of gold, yellow gold is the most popular metal setting for rubies. There’s just something about a blood red gemstone combined with shining yellow gold!
Last but not least, you need to consider the cut. Rubies can be cut into any style: heart, oval, emerald, pear, princess, etc. Heart shaped rubies are the most popular since the color is red.
Ruby earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets can all be found at SuperJeweler.com. There are ruby earrings discounts available to help you save on the most stunning pairs!