Gift Guide: Red Ruby Rings, Pendants & Earrings
Bright red rubies and brilliant white diamonds look fantastic next to each other because the combination creates such striking contrast. Which makes these red ruby and diamond rings, pendants, and earrings from Brian Gavin such wonderful gifts for the holidays, valentine's, or any other time of year.
Whether you present her with the complete set of ruby and diamond jewelry, or simply give her the ring, or pendant, or earrings, you can be certain that she’s going to love them! And the unique design makes it easy to mix and match these items for future gifts, which means you’ve got your bases covered down the road.
For example, you could buy the ruby lover in your life the ruby and diamond ring from Brian Gavin for the holidays. Then give her the ruby pendant or ruby earrings for her birthday, for which you’ll score double dog points if she happens to be born in July, because ruby is the birthstone for that month.
The Passion of Red Rubies:
Of course, ravishing red rubies are not only for people born in the month of July. All sorts of people love to wear ruby and diamond jewelry, because red is the color of our most intense emotions. Red is the official color of Cupid, which makes ruby and diamond jewelry the perfect Valentines Day gift and explains why more and more people are choosing rubies from Brian Gavin as center stones in their engagement rings.
Red is also the color of anger, passion, and fury, which makes perfect sense because we’re certain that any one of these ruby and diamond jewelry items will spice up your love life and who couldn’t use a little more passion in their lives?
Wearing a red ruby ring for a woman is like wearing a red power tie for a man. The color red is associated with love, power and desire. Red rubies are the color of the most beautiful roses and the power of life that flows through our veins. Which might be why rubies have historically been viewed as holding the power of life.
Red Rubies versus Pink Sapphires:
The name ruby derives from the Latin word ruber, which means red, which broadly covers the spectrum between anything which is deep, dark, blood red, all the way down to anything with a lighter shade of pink. With that in mind, you might think that this pink sapphire and diamond platinum bezel set eternity ring by Brian Gavin is made of rubies, but it contains pink sapphires. Which arguably are pretty much the same thing, since both rubies and sapphires are corundum, a crystalline form of aluminum oxide (Al2O3), with impurities or trace elements such as iron, titanium, or chromium. Rubies are classified as red corundum, and everything else is sapphire.
“A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose” wrote Gertrude Stein in the poem Sacred Emily, circa 1913, and that perhaps best describes the difference in the color of red rubies and pink sapphires, which all fall into the corundum family.
Regardless of what you call it, red ruby jewelry represents the power of love and passion, and all the wonderful things that go with it. Which makes the red ruby and diamond jewelry from Brian Gavin the perfect gift for any time of year.