The ruby is the birthstone for July and at John Wallick Jewelers, in Sun City, Arizona, near Phoenix, AZ we carry beautiful red rubies and custom ruby jewelry.
Lucky are those who are born in July, as ruby is the July gemstone! The word ruby is derived from the later word “ruber” meaning red. So what are rubies? Rubies are aluminum oxide, a variety of corundum. It occurs in medium to dark tones of red to violet red to brownish red. Rubies have a hardness of 9 and only diamond is harder at a 10. Known as one of the 4 precious stones, the Ruby is judged and valued according to its color. The most valuable rubies are those with a deep blood red color called pidgin blood red and have a high level of clarity.
Ruby gemstones have been held in high regard for millennia’s, so much so that In the Royal Collection of England is a gold ring set with a pale but nearly flawless ruby into which is carved a portrait of Louis XII of France. But rubies are not limited to royalty. They are an affordable luxury available to one and all and can be worn in the form of a ruby ring, ruby bracelet, ruby necklace or ruby pennant.
Did You Know
Did you know in the middle ages the ruby was thought to bring good health and guard against wicked thoughts and disputes? It was also known to hold the power to warn its owner of coming misfortune, illness and death by turning a darker shade of red.
Famous examples of rubies and ruby jewelry include the Rosser Reeves Star Ruby, a clear almost translucent with six rayed star on display at the Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C., Alan Caplan’s Ruby or the Mogok Ruby which held the distinction of being finest ruby with the highest per carat price ($227,301 per carat) and Queen Ingrid’s Ruby Parure Tiara in Denmark.
John Wallick Jewelers, in Sun City, Arizona, near Phoenix, AZ, has beautiful ruby rings, ruby earrings and pendants in all price ranges sure to match your budget.
John Wallick Jewelers is located on the northwest corner of 99th Avenue and West Bell Road, just 5 minutes west of Loop 101 in Sun City, Arizona near Phoenix, servicing Sun City West, Avondale, Glendale, Gilbert, Litchfield Park, Peoria and Surprise, AZ. Visit us on our website, www.johnwallickjewelers.com, call us at 623-972-1000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.