Gems of passion, rubies burn with undying flames. For most of recorded history, rubies have been the most valuable gems. Chatham’s lab-grown rubies have a pigeon’s blood color and a clarity seen in only the very best mined gems.MORE ABOUT RUBIES >>
Rubies are the gems of intense emotion, worn by queens and warriors. They are gems of passion, fire and power. Throughout most of history, rubies have been the most valuable gems. In Sanskrit, ruby is ratnaraj, “King of Gems.” In the Bible, wisdom and virtue are said to have a price “above rubies.”
Fine rubies glow like coals, with red fluorescence making them particularly vivid in sunlight. Rubies are very rare: it’s almost impossible to mine flawless rubies and many mined rubies are enhanced with heat and fracture filling to improve their appearance.
Ruby is most commonly found in oval and cushion shapes. Other shapes may be difficult to find in sizes above a carat. They are durable and easy to care for with a hardness second to only diamond.