The red rubies and the blue sapphires belong to the same mineral family. Most people don't realize that ruby and sapphire are both gems of the mineral corundum. Both of these gemstones have the same chemical composition and the same mineral structure. Trace amounts of impurities determine if gem corundum will be a brilliant red ruby or a beautiful blue sapphire. It is surprising that "impurities" can produce such wonderful results where it can determine the colour of the gemstones. The ruby gemstones have an alluring nature with the vivid red hues catching a lot of attention.
They are the birthstone of the people born in the month of July and are a representative of their vibrant nature. The ruby gemstone is often associated with youth and vitality because of its red colour which is similar to that of blood which provides life to the cells of our body. Jewellery made of the ruby gemstone is generally favored by the people in positions of power and people who are in love which makes it a stone that holds a lot of emotions.
The red colour of rubies is the colour of romance and mature love and therefore rubies make a great choice for engagement rings. They rank 9 on the Moh’s Hardness scale which makes them tough, durable and ideal for everyday jewellery. At Flawless Fine Jewellery you can choose from ruby gemstones to incorporate in your customized jewellery piece. You can visit our store at Hatton Garden, London or order online.