The ruby

Where does the name “ruby” come from?
One of the oldest names for ruby ​​is that in the Sanskrit language: “ratnaraj” which could be translated as “King of Jewels”.
The etymological root of the word “ruby” comes from the Latin “rubeus” which means “red”.
However, this name was only given to it in a certain and definitive way in the 1800s with the development of scientific gemology.
What are the color and characteristics of ruby?
The color of a natural ruby ​​encompasses all shades of red, but its most sought-after hue is a pure red with a hint of blue, called “pigeon's blood”. True products of nature, natural rubies are elegant and refined stones.
Regarding the other physical characteristics of natural rubies, the majority of gems have inclusions of different natures: minerals, channels or even liquid inclusions. However, far from being imperfections which would devalue the value of the stone, as is the case for the diamond, these inclusions guarantee its authenticity and its natural origin since synthetic rubies do not have any. The nature of the inclusions also makes it possible to determine the type of deposit from which the ruby ​​was extracted.
Naturally, too large or too many inclusions affect the color and appearance of the ruby, which generally depreciates the value of the stone with the exception of rutile inclusions which enhance it. Indeed, inclusions of rutile needles give rubies, like sapphires, soft reflections called “silks”. Depending on their orientation within the stone, these inclusions produce either a chatoyancy, that is to say a luminous phenomenon reminiscent of the slit pupil of a cat's eye (the ruby ​​is then called "cat's eye") , or an asterism effect, that is to say a luminous phenomenon which forms a star or a cross on the surface of the stone (the ruby ​​is then said to be “starry”).
Finally, if a few small inclusions have no impact on the price of natural rubies, the fractures that may be present within the stone impact its durability and therefore its value.
The ruby, what is its symbolism?
Reputed to be the king of jewels, the ruby ​​was for a long time the most precious stone, even before the white diamond.
Today, the stone is synonymous with courage, passionate love, vitality, modesty, charity, loyalty and compassion, but also power, wealth and success. It symbolizes the births of the month of July and the 35 years of marriage.
Where are the main ruby ​​deposits located?
Among the places of origin of natural ruby, two are to be remembered throughout history: Sri Lanka and Myanmar (or Burma).
Indeed, the mines of Myanmar are particularly well known, in particular those of the Mogok Valley. Rubies were mined there 3,500 years ago and although the deposits in the valley are now depleted, some of the finest “Pigeon's Blood” rubies in the world have been mined here.
Similarly, Sri Lanka is one of the oldest sources of the gem with evidence of extractions dating back over 2,500 years. These rubies were known to the Greeks and Romans as early as the 5th century BC
Today, 90% of rubies are extracted from Myanmar mines. They can also come from Mozambique or Sri Lanka for the most important mines.
However, we can also identify other countries of extraction such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Viet Nam, Thailand, Cambodia, Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Tanzania or Australia. .
At Bäumer Vendôme, your stone is certified. Indeed, the certificate of the stone given by the supplier certifies your ruby ​​by attesting to its traceability, its authenticity as well as its properties: number of carats, size (oval, round etc.), dimensions, weight, estimate etc. A certified stone avoids any problem of authenticity and gives you total transparency.
How to maintain a jewel set with rubies?
It is possible to clean its ruby ​​with steam or ultrasound.
However, natural rubies whose fractures, gaps or cracks have been filled are more fragile and sensitive to heat; steam and ultrasonic cleaning are therefore not recommended. It is therefore recommended to entrust your jewel to a jeweler.
<h2>How does Maison Bäumer work with rubies? </h2>
This stone that has seduced people for centuries is a real energy jewel. Indeed, this stone of a bright red color carries meaning and accompanies its owner in his success. Part of the precious stones with the sapphire and the emerald, the ruby, with flamboyant colors and reflections, symbolizes the "burning fire" by its deep red, and is often worked in jewelry in France, Burma, Italy and in the rest of Europe and the world (within the peoples of Africa and the East for its characteristics and its qualities as a precious stone).
When they are raw, almost all rubies do not immediately have this “blood red” color. Indeed, they are initially pink and opaque. However, rubies emerging from the earth with a naturally red and transparent color are extremely rare precious stones and have a high price whose estimate is never wrong. In order to obtain a good quality stone from the stone with as few inclusions as possible and an intense "blood red" color, many producers work the gem to improve its characteristics, including its purity and quality. First, the gem is heated to remove inclusions, improve its purity and increase color intensity. This technique, which considerably increases the price of these precious stones, is natural and does not require any treatment to modify the quality of the gems. However, it must appear on the certificate of the stone, just like that of a diamond, a sapphire or another precious stone which attests to their traceability in France, Europe and throughout the world.
In France and in the rest of the world, as for diamonds and the rest of precious stones, the price of rubies has continued to climb in recent years, causing stone producers to modify the quality of these red gems. Maison Bäumer only turns to suppliers whose production is controlled, with production methods that respect the stone, people and the environment. Each precious stone chosen to set our jewels is certified by the largest laboratories and has their certificate that we keep carefully: a meticulous and important choice. Earrings, rings, necklaces, this natural and certified stone can be found on some of our jewelry.
<h2> How to choose your ruby ​​jewelry? </h2>
Being part of the precious stones with the emerald and the sapphire, it is clear that the estimate of the price of a ruby ​​of a good size and a number of carats (cts) significant will be high. If you want to turn to jewels set with rubies, we advise you first of all to take an interest in specific characteristics such as the size of the latter: is it an oval, round or pear-shaped ruby? Indeed, the more a natural ruby ​​has a large number of carats, an irreproachable purity, a precise cut and an important quality, the more the estimate of the final price of the jewels with the ruby ​​will be high. The ruby ​​can be set on white gold but agrees more harmoniously with rose gold.
If you are interested in high jewelry pieces (earrings, rings, necklaces etc.), we advise you to turn to a jewel on which the gem will be more imposing. For this, the color of your ruby ​​should not turn pink but rather blood red. In addition, watch its dimensions and number of carats: as with sapphires, oval or pear-cut rubies will be preferred because they bring out the red colors in a deeper way. Also, stones with fewer inclusions are the preferred choice but will necessarily increase the price estimate of your jewel. For this estimate, be sure to take into account the number of carats of your stone. Finally, as with diamonds, your gems must be certified. In this sense, your gems (diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds etc.) must be certified: never lose this certificate which is unique and which attests to the characteristics present at the heart of your stone: colors, dimensions, weight, number of carats (cts), inclusions, purity, size (oval, pear, round etc.) are included.
Think of me Ruby ring, 1.54 carats (ring weight: 4.50g)
Pense à moi ring Pink gold, white diamond 0.50 carats
<h2>The Maison Bäumer ruby ​​jewelry collection </h2>
Oval, round or of another size, Maison Bäumer enjoys working with these precious stones. The ruby ​​is to be found at the heart of many jewels in our collections and are certified. You can find rubies on several jewels. We also offer you to create your custom-made jewel with the stones of your choice: pair of earrings, ring, necklace, let your imagination express itself and trust in French know-how to give life to the creation of your dreams.
Long necklace Morse Amour Rubis, pink gold (ruby 8.76 cts)

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