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The History of Ruby Jewelry

Known as the king of precious stones, rubies symbolize both beauty and wisdom. Their long history includes many myths; the deep, vibrant red of the rock resembling a flame in solid form invites imaginations to run wild. In India, rubies were thought to be able to bring peace between enemies. In the Western world, European royalty and the upper-class sought after rubies as they were thought to guarantee wealth, love, and health to the wearer. 

Qualities of Rubies

Traditionally given during the 15th or 40th wedding anniversary, rubies come in varying shades of red. The hue comes from the trace amounts of mineral chromium that comprise the stone. The more chromium, the richer the color of the stone. Their durability is another important quality, with their hardness registering as a nine on the Mohs scale, making the stone only slightly softer than a diamond. The most precious rubies are those with a rich red color and hints of blue tones; however, it is exceedingly rare to find a ruby with no flaws. 

Popular Ruby Jewelry Styles 

Rubies have been popular for centuries, and their influence only grows with time. Since rubies are one of the most durable stones, they are ideal for everyday wear. The vibrant hues make it one of the most sought-after gemstones for engagement rings, with many opting for either ruby accents to accompany diamonds or for the gem to be the center stone itself. Those who want a more contemporary look will pair rubies with white gold, while someone who loves vintage aesthetics will opt for rose or yellow gold.

Why Shop for Ruby Jewelry at Rogers Jewelry Co.?

With over seven locations in California and Nevada, Rogers Jewelry Co. is one of the most renowned jewelers in Central California and the Reno area. Operating since 1937, we know the jewelry business inside and out. Our custom designs use the latest technology and seasoned professionals to bring your dream to reality. We conveniently offer top brands like A.JAFFE, Hearts On Fire, and Sylvie on our online store, making the selection process easy as you can compare multiple designers and styles from the comfort of your home. You may also visit our super-sized showrooms to see our extensive inventory for yourself.