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 cha