For thousands of years, the ruby has been considered one of the most valuable gemstones on Earth. It has everything a precious stone should have: magnificent colour, excellent hardness and outstanding brilliance. In addition to that, it is an extremely rare gemstone, especially in its finer qualities.
The most important thing about this precious stone is its colour. It was not for no reason that the name 'ruby' was derived from the Latin word 'rubens', meaning 'red'. The red of the ruby is incomparable: warm and fiery. Two elements are associated with the symbolism of this colour: fire and blood, implying warmth and life for mankind. So ruby-red is not just any old colour, no, it is a hot, passionate, powerful colour. Like no other gemstone, the ruby is the perfect way to express powerful feelings.
I have used genuine ruby beads to create my Ruby and Gold Herringbone Earrings:
Here is some more Ruby jewellery from members of the Jet team: