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10 things about Rubies

Ruby, the queen of precious gems, is the birthstone for those, who were born in July. Symbolic of the passion and energy associated with the color red, the vibrant ruby is said to bring love and success. Find below 10 interesting facts about one of our most favourite stones in the history of jewelry!

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18K diamond ring with a ruby and white diamonds

1. The word ruby comes from the Latin word “rubens” which means red.

2. Rubies are found in shades of red, from rich darkish red to pigeon blood red and pinkish red. The red hue comes from traces of the mineral chromium.

3. Ruby is the birthstone for July. It is also a traditional gift for those celebrating 15th or 40th anniversaries.

4. Rubies are extremely strong, registering 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness. They are as resilient as sapphires and only slightly softer than diamonds.

5. Rubies have been found all over the world, including in Myanmar (formerly Burma), Africa, Australia and the USA. The majority of rubies for sale at Israel-Diamonds originate in Myanmar, Thailand and other locations in Asia.

6. The most precious rubies are those with a full, rich red color with just a hint of blue tones. Originally, the finest rubies were mined in Myanmar and it is from there that the term Burmese ruby began to describe the finest rubies.

 7. Almost all rubies have flaws. Rubies without imperfections are exceptionally rare and command prices even higher than diamonds of a similar weight and quality.

 8. The world’s largest ruby is owned by a Chinese jewelry company. It weighs 8184 g (40920 Carat) and measures 5.11 x 5.43 x 5.70 inches.

 9. Rubies, because of their brilliant red hues, are often related to themes concerning the essence and vibrancy of life. If there is one gemstone that represents the passion of love, it is the ruby.

 10. Almost all natural rubies are treated to improve their color and strengthen them.

 

 

 

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the tennis bracelet

The meet tennis bracelet.
Following the Sunday tennis match between the two legends, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal..
we thought it would be a perfect occasion to introduce some of our finest…tennis bracelets.

They are thin, super stylish pieces of wrist jewelry that feature a symmetrical pattern of diamonds.


The name Tennis Bracelet is related back to when Chris Evert, a professional tennis player from 1972 to 1989, lost her designer diamond bracelet during a match at US Open.
The clasp that was on her diamond bracelet snapped,
fell off and she asked the game officials to pause the tennis match until her jewelry could be found.
From that day, the line diamond bracelet has been called the tennis bracelet.
Many tennis stars such as Serena Williams continue to wear one.

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The Raj pink diamond

Hello pink.
The Raj diamond is the largest fancy intense pink diamond at 37.30 carats.
And the rarest as they are only a 0.02% of all discovered diamond gems.
According to GIA, color intense gems drive a higher value.
This beauty was unveiled just now in London
and will be auctioned in Geneva on November 15 through the
Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale at Sothebys.

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danelian diamond world!

Our headquarters have been in the centre of Athens
since 1975!

We cherish our in-house environment as much as we cherish our values.
Creating the perfect atmosphere to really find your one true ..love.

It is and will remain a familly owned exclusive diamond brand
business invloving all members of the family, including founder Christos Danelian.