Just in time to celebrate all those July birthstone babies out there, we’ve launched our ruby birthstone collection & can’t wait to see who snags these one-of-a-kind designs! Learn more about the entire collection and why we’re obsessed with this stunning gemstone!
From the latin word ruber (meaning “red”), rubies are the exact same color that’s used to represent our most burning and overpowering emotions: love, anger, passion and danger. Their pure red to slightly purplish red hue is caused by the element Chromium.
This gem is a piece of historical lure and, to many cultures, a national treasure. Rubies have been admired and sought after by ancient aristocrats and medieval noblemen for thousands of years. (One record can account for rubies being traded along the North Silk Road of China as far back as 200 BC.)
Today their popularity has pretty much gone unphased—rubies are still highly coveted and ranked among the Big Four of precious stones along with Diamonds, Sapphires, and Emeralds.
Since corundum is a 9 on the Mohs Hardness Scale (just below a diamond, which is a 10) they’re super hard, resilient and perfect for everyday wear. Regardless of shade, if you’re thinking about snagging a ruby, we say pick your pretty poison because you really can’t go wrong! It’s all about personal preference when it comes to colored stones.
Let’s get to know these gorgeous gems a little bit more, shall we?
July babies, go ahead and blow out your candles! We’ve been thinking about you and we have a feeling you’re going to be obsessed with our new Ruby Collection (because we sure are.)
Spreading the sparkly love to your ear lobes has never been more popular thanks to piercing parties and curated styling. Add a small but powerful pop of red with our Ruby Baguette Studs or make a freaking statement with our new Ruby Ear Crawlers. Mix and match by snagging a single earring or a pair.
We’ve updated three of your most popular pave stackers! Yes, our Simple Wave, Whisper Half Eternity and Cosmic Lights Bands are all now available with rubies. We looove how adding a fiery streak of red to your stack can create a bold, yet romantic colorstory.
It’s no secret that we love a bezel setting here at Marrow Fine. They’re chic, sleek and low profile on the finger. Not only does this simple solitaire mounting accentuate the stunning and unique shape of a gemstone but it let’s her be the star of the freaking show.
Recently, we’ve been over the moon with half moon side stones. They’re the perfect accent to these ancient, almost spiritual, gemstones. Not only did we create one, but THREE different Ruby 3-stone rings for this July birthstone drop.
Have questions about these ruby beauties or need something in a pinch? We’re here to help!