Ruby for the strong hand

Solid gold and 8.00 ct ruby men's ring, circa 1970

The ruby is considered the stone of kings and is surpassed in value only by the most precious diamonds. According to ancient legends, the stone should give its wearer courage and strength in many life situations. Perhaps out of this thought, the ruby is also used in this men's ring. The red gemstone has a weight of about 8.00 carats and is cut as a high cabochon. An independent appraisal confirms the authenticity of the stone, which is particularly captivating due to its intense red color. The rich shine of the 18-karat gold from which the ring was made complements the ruby's appearance particularly well. The decidedly solid ring was forged by hand; it feels pleasantly heavy around the finger. Fine engravings and fluting accentuate the rail and give the ring a magnificent appearance. On the sides we also see two initials, "J" and "H". The ring, which is in first-class condition, is a piece of jewelry for the man of the world that is as high-quality as it is stylish. And who couldn't use a little support in their private and professional lives from a gemstone that promises courage and strength?

The ruby is the red variety of the mineral corundum. Corundum can be found in almost all colors of the rainbow, even completely colorless stones are among them. But while all these stones can also be addressed as sapphires, only the magnificently red stones of this mineral genus are rubies. Among the coloured stones, the ruby is by far the most valuable stone; only particularly high-quality pink, blue or green diamonds fetch higher prices today. Throughout history, the best rubies have always been mined in Burma, around the city of Mogok. They are characterized by an intense pink-red color, also known as "pigeon's blood". The best stones seem to glow as if from an inner fire, which is best visible in daylight: stones that still shine fantastically red in artificial light can appear washed out under the sun. According to tradition, rubies are divine, princely stones. Since their color is reminiscent of blood and blazing fire, their connection to burning love was quite natural. Supposedly they even prevent diseases and give proud, fresh courage. Indian princes therefore even had themselves addressed as "King of Rubies". In contrast to historical rubies, stones mined in recent decades are in almost all cases heat-treated to improve their color, which does not help the price of the stones.

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If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.