18K rose gold Ruby Huggie Hoop Earrings with ruby totaling 0.42ctw and diamond totaling 0.18ctw. Due to the high karat rating of the rose gold, these earrings have a very similar appearance to 14K yellow gold.
Rubies can command the highest per-carat price of any colored stone. This makes ruby one of the most important gems in the colored stone market. In its purest form, the mineral corundum is colorless. Trace elements that become part of the mineral’s crystal structure cause variations in its color. Chromium is the trace element that causes ruby’s red color.
Ruby retained its importance with the birth of the western world and became one of the most sought-after gems of European royalty and the upper classes. Many medieval Europeans wore rubies to guarantee health, wealth, wisdom, and success in love.
Desire for ruby is just as great today as it always has been. As a symbol of passion, ruby makes an ideal romantic gift. Consumers are drawn to the lush color because it also signifies wealth and success.
Birthstones and Anniversaries: Ruby is the July Birthstone and the gem for the 15th and 40th anniversaries.
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