Rubies are rare and incredibly beautiful. They are available in an assortment of different colors and can be cut into most shapes and sizes. The ruby is actually the most expensive colored gem that has ever been sold at auction. Fetching a staggering $30million, which works out as a $1million per karat. The ruby was found in a Burmese mine and weighed an astonishing 25.4 karats. These rubies, which fetch unbelievable prices, are more often pigeon blood rubies. These pigeon blood rubies have a unique coloring to them. They are red however the red has a bluish hue, which appears. This blue tinge to the overall color of the ruby makes it far more desirable
Rubies are a great alternative to diamonds. Rubies come in various different colors ranging from deep red hue to a pink hue. The color red has many connotations to it. Red can be seen as a passionate and fiery color. The color red can also evoke strong feels, which are associated with feelings of sensuality and love. Rubies are also strongly associated with matters of the heart. Rubies as a gift tell a story of undying love and passion, which the giver is expressing to the receiver of such a gift. In ancient times rubies were so precious and had such high recognition that only kings were permitted to wear them! There is an ancient language called Sanskrit which called rubies Ratnaraj, translated this word means ‘king of precious stones’. It gained this rank due to rubies being so rare and how hard they are which comes second after diamonds. Rubies are also believed to have had mystical properties and it was often believed that they were able to predict when danger or simple misfortune would strike.
A lot of modern rubies are now doctored to enhance its natural red coloring. However buying antique jewelry from Berganza you are buying an untouched ruby, which will also be unique to anything on the market right now!