Rubies are not only seen as a symbol of luxury, but they are also known as the birthstone for the month of July. The name is derived from the Latin word “rubens” which translates to “red,” in reference to its vibrant shades of red. Rubies are a part of the corundum family and are only known as rubies if they are in any shade of red, anything else would be considered a sapphire. In fact, the most desired shade of red in any ruby is named “pigeon’s blood,” it is a deep red with hints of blue. When exposed to ultraviolet rays the majority of rubies will glow, and this is due to the UV rays interacting with the Chromium located within the rubies.
For centuries the world’s main source for rubies would come from Mogok Valley in Burma. Nowadays rubies come from various parts of the world such as India, Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Africa, Australia, Colombia, Japan, Brazil, Greenland, Sri Lanka, and Scotland.
Here at Gem Avenue, we offer a variety of ruby rings from ruby engagement rings, ruby rings for women, to men’s ruby rings and ruby wedding rings. Our natural ruby rings come in a variety of styles such as emerald cut ruby rings, heart shaped ruby rings, oval ruby rings, ruby claddagh rings, pear shaped ruby rings, princess cut ruby rings, and cushion cut ruby rings. These simple ruby rings are the perfect accessory to any look and a sure must have!