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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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CELEBRITY ENGAGEMENT

These two. Teenage heart breaker and social media phenomenon, singer Justin Bieber just got engaged to his
girlfriend and model Hailey Baldwin, daughter of famous Hollywood actor.

The both of them announced this through their social media just today and all we wanted to see is a sneak pick of the rock! .. Yet to be unveiled..
What we can do though, is show you our Danelian Queen {D, FL} engagement ring that has similar lines to what Hailey is wearing :)

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LAGONISI grand resort

Welcome to our most summery Athenian Danelian shop.
This is the third year that our house will be present at The Grand Resort Lagonissi, on the cosmopolitan Athenian Riviera and encircled by the azure of the Aegean sea.

All we are saying is, if your combine your holidays with shopping than please stop by.

It is after all this year’s most exclusive Athenian resort stay!

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PEARL ME UP

..And pamper me my love!
Pearls, they are the warmest of the worlds gems.

At Danelian Diamond Club we often combines this classic with innovative design..

..with brilliant white diamonds, to give it an edge!

The result is timeless. The utter combination of glamourous material this earth has to give.
And yes, we are also talking about the shells… :)

This above is one of our favourite rings, where two diamond arrows embrace a white pearl as a halo.

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MARIE ANTOINETTE’ S UNSEEN DIAMONDS

This is Marie Antoinette’s amazing ancient brooch. Part of a fascinating unseen collection to be displayed in Geneva at a Sotheby’s auction after Summer. We are so intrigued so we felt like sharing some picks of this incredible part of our Jewelry history.

Unseen in public for 200 years,
a breathtaking group of jewels belonging to Marie Antoinette
are among the many highlights of one of the most important royal jewellery collections ever to come to auction.