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Ruby Jewellery, your questions answered

As one of Ireland's best-known providers of quality Ruby Jewellery, we're asked many questions about this precious stone. To ensure our clients have the best understanding of rubies possible, we've compiled the most common questions and provided comprehensive answers. However, if your question isn't answered below, please get in touch with our Jewellery store directly. Our knowledgeable team will be more than happy to answer any questions.

How long have Rubies been used in jewellery manufacturing?

Rubies have been used in the manufacturing of jewellery for thousands of years. They have been prized for their beauty and durability and have been used in various types of jewellery, including rings, necklaces, and brooches. Rubies are one of the most popular and sought-after gemstones in the world, and they have a long and storied history in the jewellery industry.

Can rubies be used in engagement rings?

Yes, rubies can be used in engagement rings. In fact, rubies are a popular choice for engagement rings because of their beauty and durability. They are also often associated with love and passion, making them a romantic choice for an engagement ring. If you are considering a ruby engagement ring, it is important to choose a high-quality ruby with good colour, clarity, and cut. Our team of jewellers can recommend the right ruby ring for your soon-to-be fiancé.

What does a ruby signify?

Rubies are often associated with love and passion and are thought to symbolise strength and vitality. In many cultures, rubies are also believed to bring good fortune and are sometimes worn as a talisman to protect against negative energy or to attract good luck. In the Western world, rubies are often given as gifts to celebrate important occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. As previously mentioned, rubies are a popular choice for engagement rings due to their association with love and commitment.

How much does Ruby Jewellery typically cost?

The cost of ruby jewellery can vary widely depending on many factors, including the size, quality, and rarity of the rubies used. Fine-quality rubies can be expensive, with some rare specimens selling for millions of euros. However, we provide a range of more affordable ruby jewellery options at Strawberry Hill Jewellery.

Factors that can affect the cost of ruby jewellery include the colour of the ruby, with more vibrant, deeply coloured rubies generally being more valuable; the clarity of the ruby, with more transparent rubies being more highly prized; and the cut of the ruby, with well-cut gemstones, generally being more valuable. In addition, the metal used in the setting and the piece's overall design can also affect the price.

What makes a ruby a precious stone?

Rubies are considered precious stones, along with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and pearls. A number of factors contribute to a gemstone's status as a precious stone, including its rarity, beauty, and durability. Rubies are considered precious because they are relatively rare and are found in only a few locations worldwide. They are also prized for their beauty, with the finest rubies having a deep, vibrant red colour. In addition, rubies are one of the hardest gemstones, making them resistant to scratching and wear and suitable for jewellery use.

We hope the above has given you a deeper understanding of rubies. Strawberry Hill Jewellery provides an ever-evolving range of beautiful ruby jewellery. Please explore our website or visit our Atholone store to review our ruby jewellery collections.

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