Rubies on the Red Carpet

A delight to adorn and a treat for the eyes – nothing can surpass the exemplary beauty of ruby jewelry. Rubies have dazzled the red-carpet events since a really long time. Our gorgeous celebrities have accessorized their designer dresses with some breath-taking ruby pieces. Let us go back and take a look at few of […]

The Timur Ruby and its Storied History

Though the fiery red color and luscious character of rubies have allured the world since centuries, yet some specific pieces have created niche for themselves in history. One of them is the Timur ruby. It has a rich history behind it. Asian in origin, it remained in the continent for long, before it was finally […]

The Jubilee Ruby

Christie’s again set a record for the most expensive colored gemstone sold at auction in the United States with its sale of the Jubilee ruby ring on April 20, 2016 in New York. The 15.99-carat Burmese ruby fetched more than $14.1 million at Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels sale, making it the most expensive colored gemstone […]

French Crown Ruby Parure

Duchess of Angoulême was Queen of France for only 20 minutes in her lifetime, but she stamped her influence on the French crown jewels nevertheless.  Marie Thérèse of France (1778-1851) was the oldest and only surviving child of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. While in exile following the French Revolution, she married her […]

Etcetera’s Beautiful Ruby & Diamond Lattice Necklace

This necklace took over Crimson Garland’s record as the most expensive ruby and diamond necklace sold at auction. In June 2015, it was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong for $12,997,122 to anonymous buyer. This necklace was designed as an articulated brilliant-cut diamond lattice-work band. It centers on a line of graduated pear-shaped diamonds. And those are framed by […]

Ruby: Fire and Passion

The Ruby is the most powerful of the red stones (which also include garnet, red jasper, and carnelian). In India, it was considered an especially important gift with which to honor Krishna. According to Hindu belief, the source of the gem’s glow was an internal flame that no mortal could extinguish. Its Sanskrit name is […]

House of Harry Winston’s Ruby Shoes

The most expensive shoes in the world: House of Harry Winston’s Ruby Shoes Shoes have a long history and through time they became more than a necessity because of the fashion industry. It is said that shoes are women’s best friends and they tend to lash out for some shoes that they like. But how many […]

The Natawa Ruby or the SLORC Ruby

I personally think its original name is more fitting, but who am I anyway? The Rangoon gem auction had a big star in 1991, a 496-ct golf-ball sized piece of rough. Its name is the Natawa Ruby, but it was dubbed the SLORC Ruby by SLORC (Burma’s State Law and Order Restoration Committee, the ruling military junta). […]

The Carmen Lúcia Ruby: A Love Story

Since 2004, visitors to the National Gem and Mineral Collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., have marveled at the Carmen Lúcia Ruby, one of the world’s largest and finest examples of July’s official birthstone. At 23.10 carats, the extraordinarily rare Burmese ruby exhibits a richly saturated red color known […]

The Alan Caplan Ruby

“Alan Caplan Ruby” also known as the “Mogok Ruby” gets its name from Alan Caplan the famous geologist and mineralogist and also mineral and gemstone dealer who acquired the stone while on a trip to Burma in the 1960s or 1970s. The ruby remained in his collection until 1988, when it was disposed for a […]