The History of Rubies: Ft. Ruby Rings

The History of Rubies: Ft. Ruby Rings

 There is a color that is definitive for holding the symbolic meaning of anger, passion, love, hate, intensity, etc.- that color is Red. Early cultures treasured these red rubies for their similarity to the redness of the blood, they were believers that the  rubies contained the power of life. For this reason and many more, rubies are therefore considered to be the most highly recognized gem across the world. Rubies are mentioned four times in the Bible, in association with attributes like beauty and wisdom. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, ruby is called ratnaraj, or “king of precious stones.” In addition, within the first century AD, the Roman scholar Pliny included rubies in his Natural History, describing their hardness and density. Ancient Hindus believed that those who offered fine rubies to the god Krishna were granted rebirth as emperors. Hindus divided ruby into four castes, calling the true Oriental ruby a Brahmin. Someone in possession of a Brahmin was believed to have the advantage of perfect safety.
Ancient Gold Pyu ring with large ruby stone. Ca. 100-500 A.D. 

Ruby has accumulated a host of legends over the centuries. People in India believed that rubies enabled their owners to live in peace with their enemies. In Burma (a ruby source since at least 600 AD—now called Myanmar), warriors possessed rubies to make them invincible in battle. However, it wasn’t enough to just wear the rubies. They had to insert them into their flesh and make them part of their bodies. The name ruby comes from the Latin word ruber, which means “red.” The glowing red of ruby suggested an inextinguishable flame burning in the stone, even shining through clothing and able to boil water.

Ruby has been called the most precious of the 12 stones created by God. Ruby retained its importance with the birth of the western world and became one of the most sought-after gems of European royalty and the upper classes. Many medieval Europeans wore rubies to guarantee health, wealth, wisdom, and success in love. Desire for ruby is just as great today as it always has been. As a symbol of passion, ruby makes an ideal romantic gift. Consumers are drawn to the lush color because it also signifies wealth and success.

Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti C. 1975 18KYG 5-Ruby Ring - $8K Appraisal Value

The joy of wearing a piece of art on your finger is within reach when you grab this stunning Tiffany & Co. 1975's Rubies Ring designed by Elsa Peretti! This 18K Yellow Gold  ring has simple but beautiful look with 5 Rubies. Elsa Peretti started her career at Tiffany & Co. in 1974. This Ring appears to be one of her first pieces for Tiffany & Co., c.1975.  5 Rubies are approximately 20 points each.  It's an extraordinarily rare and beautiful ring which has an exceptional collector's antique look. This is a truly spectacular piece that could easily become a family heirloom!
stamped 'T&Co.' '750' 'PERETTI' 

Appraisal Value: $8,000.00
Our Price: $3,495.00


The above item  comes with a free certified insurance appraisal valued at $8,000.00
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