Ruby Jewelry

Where the name comes from: Ruber - the Latin word for red.
Where the stones come from: Found worldwide though rather localized. Myanmar (Burma) was the main source for centuries, Asia from Afghanistan through India to Thailand has also been important. More recently rubies have been found in parts of Africa and Greenland.
Chemistry
: Aluminium oxide (corundum) with traces of chromium that give the red color, Al2O3 -
Colors: Pink to blood red, the latter being the most sought after, the finest are a color called "pigeon's blood". The same mineral with different impurities give different colors, especially blue, these are sapphires. Rubies and sapphires are often found in the same area.
...and another thing: Rubies get their particular brilliance and red color from taking in invisible ultra-violet light that is then emitted as red making them a brighter red than it seems they should be in a similar manner to fluorescent materials such as highlighter pens . Rubies are one of the four precious gemstones along with diamonds, emeralds and sapphires.

Prices correct at time of writing - subject to change
Dee Berkley Gemstone Hook Earrings Ruby Agate
Dee Berkley Gemstone Hook Earrings Ruby Agate
$25

Handmade Ruby and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings
Handmade Ruby and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings
$29.99

Faceted Ruby Stud Earrings from Thailand
Faceted Ruby Stud Earrings from Thailand
$39.95

Petite Thai Sterling Silver Half Hoop Earrings with Ruby
Petite Thai Sterling Silver Half Hoop Earrings with Ruby
$39.99

Thai Ruby and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings
Thai Ruby and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings
$39.99

Adjustable Natural Orchid Necklace in Ruby from Thailand
Adjustable Natural Orchid Necklace in Ruby from Thailand
$39.99

Artisan Crafted Ruby and Marcasite Stud Earrings
Artisan Crafted Ruby and Marcasite Stud Earrings
$47.99

Dee Berkley Ball and Chain Earrings with Ruby Agate
Dee Berkley Ball and Chain Earrings with Ruby Agate
$50

Dee Berkley 18 One Love Gemstone Necklace Ruby Agate
Dee Berkley 18 One Love Gemstone Necklace Ruby Agate
$55

Contemporary Sterling Silver Pearl and Ruby Ring
Contemporary Sterling Silver Pearl and Ruby Ring
$57.99

Contemporary Sterling Silver Pearl and Ruby Ring
Contemporary Sterling Silver Pearl and Ruby Ring
$57.99

Contemporary Sterling Silver Pearl and Ruby Ring
Contemporary Sterling Silver Pearl and Ruby Ring
$57.99

Andean Reverse-Painted Glass Dragonfly Box in Ruby Red
Andean Reverse-Painted Glass Dragonfly Box in Ruby Red
$59.99

Dee Berkley Ball and Chain Double Link Earrings Ruby Agate
Dee Berkley Ball and Chain Double Link Earrings Ruby Agate
$70

Gold Plated Amethyst and Ruby Earrings from Thailand
Gold Plated Amethyst and Ruby Earrings from Thailand
$79.99

Handmade Beaded Amethyst and Ruby Zoisite Necklace
Handmade Beaded Amethyst and Ruby Zoisite Necklace
$79.99

18k Gold Plated Ruby and Cultured Pearl Station Necklace
18k Gold Plated Ruby and Cultured Pearl Station Necklace
$79.99

Pearl and Ruby Floral Silver Link Bracelet from India
Pearl and Ruby Floral Silver Link Bracelet from India
$88.19

Gold Plated Silver and Gemstone Necklace with Pearl and Ruby
Gold Plated Silver and Gemstone Necklace with Pearl and Ruby
$179.99