We're not sure why exactly, but rubies are very divisive stones. People either really like 'em or really don't. Whenever Randi dons her vintage Indian ruby ring, comments are pretty much always one way or another. Something along the lines of: "I don't usually like rubies but that ring is pretty". So is it that rubies seem like old-fashioned stones? Do people think that red isn't good with most skin tones? Are people afraid to buy them because of heat treatments and lead filling?
It's true, these are the kinds of things that occupy our minds on a day to day basis, but it's worth noting that the ruby is July's birthstone. The American Gem Society tells us that "rubies arouse the senses, stir the imagination, and are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love." Coveted qualities, for sure. So what's the deal with rubies? Do you like them? Are you anti? Below, we'll try to change your minds with 8 excellent non-vintage pieces in very different price points and styles available for sale right now. Feedback welcome!
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