Power and desire. The rich crimson red of the Ruby gemstone is said to stir passions and enhance emotions. With their blood-red beauty, people of ancient times believed rubies held the power over life and death. Other cultures deem the stones symbols of wisdom and beauty. One of the most culturally important colored gemstones, the ruby retained its importance with the birth of the western world and has become one of the most sought-after gems on the market. The ruby, with its fine hardness, durability, and luster, is a mark of rarity, importance and paramount quality.
Because rubies can range in color from bright, striking red to darker hues and reddish-browns, there exist different variations of the gemstone. The most rare and valuable of this gemstone is the Burmese ruby. Burma, a Southeast Asian nation, is a location marked by richness in mineral resources, ethnicities, and most importantly: gemstones. Existing as a source of exceptional rubies since 600 AD, the Burmese ruby has a long-standing history in this region. For centuries, Burma has been associated with the world’s finest rubies, though by edict of the King himself, the finest stones were never allowed to leave the kingdom. Due to increasing political unrest, the country closed itself to the world in 1962, further restricting trade and increasing the rarity of these magnificent stones. Burmese rubies are spectacular examples of the most sought after deep, rich red color and are widely considered among the rarest of all gemstones. Because of their coloring, composition, and history, they are simply considered the best.
This exceptional coloring marks rarity and importance, and compromises some of the finest rubies in the world. This ladies’ Burma ruby and diamond bracelet is a spectacular example of the vibrant coloring of the rare Burmese stones. Compromised of twelve untreated rubies that total 22.85 carats and 9.09-carats of marquise cut diamonds, this bracelet is truly one of a kind. Set in 18K gold and platinum, the rubies pop and are enhanced by each aspect of the stunning bracelet. It is nearly impossible to find untreated Burmese rubies of this caliber.
Similar to the striking ruby and diamond bracelet, this pair of elegant Burmese earrings displays the coveted “pigeon blood” hue. Used to describe the unique color of the Burmese ruby, the pigeon blood hue is marked by deep crimson tones of the richest level. These earrings total 2.64 carats of rubies that nearly explode against the encirclement of white diamonds. Like the striking crimson color of these earrings, this 0.81 carat Burmese ruby ring is also exceptional in hue and composition. Each set in platinum, these pieces mark some of the most significant Burmese rubies available.