Ruby – The perfect gemstone for ladies' jewel watches
Not like men, most women usually like to use wristwatches as a type of accessory or jewellery rather than just a timekeeper. A wristwatch with elegant design, especially together with some beautiful gemstones can be a great add-on to an outfit.
It is said that emeralds, sapphires, diamonds and rubies are the four most precious gemstones. Among them, diamonds are probably the most popular among luxurious watchmakers. However, at some point I feel like diamond watches have been all over the market, despite their extremely high prices. Why not consider a watch with other types of gemstones when you want something luxurious and exclusive? Personally, I would recommend watches with ruby.
Ruby belongs to the mineral corundum family, together with sapphire. It is said that ruby is also a little softer than sapphire even though they are made of the same mineral. The main distinction between ruby and sapphire is actually the colour. While ruby characterized by the pink to blood-red shades, sapphire can have a variety of colours. The name “ruby” comes from the Latin word “ruber” which means red.
Regarding the hardness, rubies scores 9.0 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, just below diamonds and moissanite.
Just as all the natural stones, natural ruby has its own imperfections, namely colour impurities and inclusions of rutile needles referred to as “silk”. Those characteristics make it possible to distinguish between genuine and synthetic rubies. Natural rubies, especially those with big size are rare and extremely valuable.
Ruby is used to be considered the most magnificent of all gems, and ancient people were even convinced that the value of ruby exceeded that of diamond.
The ruby is just like the sun and it can keep shining despite its surroundings thanks to its glowing hues. Many ancient cultures have noted that ruby is the symbol of “passion, protection and prosperity”.
Even nowadays, people still believe that ruby is associated with love and passion. Wearing a piece of jewellery with ruby can be a great source of power for yourself. On the one side, ruby can help stir the blood and stimulate the heart. One the other side, it can enhance concentration, motivation and self-confidence.
With so many positive attributes, I believe ruby can be a good choice as a decoration for your jewel watches.