Ruby

Blood-red. Fire-red. Color that burns along veins, and gives brightness to the night. If you are looking for the color of life itself, look no further than red. And the gemstone that brings red to vivid life can only have one name: Ruby.

The "king of gems," Ruby is one of the world's oldest and most revered gemstones. It is also one of the rarest. Rubies with hardly any inclusions are so rare that large stones of good color fetch higher prices at auction than even diamonds.

Fiery and romantic, showing brilliant depth and intensity, the red hue of Ruby is certain to draw attention. In settings that focus attention on voluptuous color, Ruby sends a message of drop-dead glamour. Geometric-inspired jewelry designs featuring Ruby are equally appealing to both men and women who seek to convey strength, honor and classic style.

Hardness 9 Ruby is rated "excellent" for everyday wear