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Anything but RUBY!

November 30, 2017

I have always been facinated by RUBY. Not that I own one, but would really love too.  Maybe because red is my favorite color.  So to quench my thirst for crimson hue, I did some notes on one of my favorite gemstone RUBY.  






Long and rectangular  in shape -  the  Baguette cut.  This ring, unique in style in  RED Ruby Swirl with White Diamonds is held in 14k White Gold Band.







According to Wikipedia, Ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, same class as with sapphires.  Comes from the Latin word ruber, which means red.  In the Orient, it is described as "A drop of the heart's blood of Mother Earth".  Indians call ruby as Ratnanakaya the king and leader of all gemstones.  They believe in sorting out rubies according to castes system, in fact those who donates ruby to honor Krishna are certain that when they die, they are resurrected as an emperor.  Light Rubies is designated for women while the darker shades are for men.  In China, the shade of ruby in Mandarin's ring indicates his rank.  






A hybrid between round and marquise cut - the OVAL cut Ruby in  "eye-catching" shape design with 4 white gold prongs and decorated in white diamonds.  Intricate upper shank with baguette rubies and lower shank adorn with white gold.  The ring is held in 14k White Gold. 





Ruby is one of the most powerful stones. It is considered as the stone of love, loyalty and a symbol of good fortune.  It is said to be a stone of divine creativity and is associated with the sun. It enhances energy levels and stimulates self-esteem, instinct and spritual wisdom.  Ruby brings vitality and strength into one's life.  As a stone of courage, they say that possesing this stone can make someone conquer fear and go thru life with vigor. 


 No fuss, no frills... This "Old European Cut", presents with approximately 64 facets and offer a basic square  shape with rounded corners held by 4 white gold prongs.  Simple with sophistication, elegant in style and bordered with baguette Ruby and White gold at the corners of the prongs.  Held in 14k White gold band.


It is believed that ruby can awaken one's passion and love between two people.  That is why this is a gemstone ideal for engagement or Valentines Day gift. Ruby is also the gemstone for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.  It allows the flame of passion and love to develop and topple down any wall built around us to connect with others. 





 Beautiful Ruby Flower Design.  In "American Ideal" or "Brilliant Round cut" . It shows 57 facets capturing a stone's brilliance and sparkle.  Truly dainty in this magnifiscent form with baguette Ruby formed as petals and adorn with White Diamonds.  The band in 14k Whitte Gold is decorated as well in white Diamonds.





There are many sources of rubies but the finest one come from Burma.  While Thailand is now the main source of rubies, Thai rubies tend to be darker in hue.  Ceylong on the other hand is famous for its lighter shade of rubies.  Other sources of the gemstone includes India, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Madagascar, Russia, Cambodia, Kenya and Pakistan.  





A combination of 3! Baguette, round and center stone as Oval Ruby.  A blueprint of excellence.  Exquisite in form and cut.  Made in 14k White Gold with white Diamonds to accent the Oval center stone.








Ruby is second to Diamond in hardness which is 9 in Mohr scale.  It is the birthstone for the month of July.  As deep is the red hot Ruby shade and so is my fascination to the gemstone.  Well, guess I have to wait till we celebrate our 15th marital anniversary(hoping ;-0). 


 A fashion that make heads turn.  Intertwined to form a belt that says "I'm yours forever".  Baguette cut ruby complimented with white diamonds in 14k White gold band.


Affinity Designs LLC has everything you need from classic, exotic to simply breathtaking pattern with exquisite and fine craftsmanship rings, necklace, earrings, bracelets to choose from.  For your loved one or simply a gift to one's self, we have it and we care for your needs.  For wholesale order of these Ruby pieces, please contact us at  








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