The earring piece is made from Sterling Silver .
Lovely faceted Ruby gemstones measure approx. 4 mm.
Earrings measure approx. 45 mm. or 1.79 inches from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the earring. The earring piece measures approx 31 mm or 1.21 inches.
Ruby Factoids and Lore:
Ruby is the Birthstone for July.
The gemstone ruby has enjoyed a most regal position in myth, legend and lore for thousands and thousands of years. It has for quite a long time been a favored talisman among royalty worldwide. Catherine of Aragon wore an infamous ruby, that was told had turned dark and dull the day before Henry VII announced he was divorcing her. King Henry V wore The Black Prince Ruby in his helmet as he fought the French at Agincourt in 1415. Later, it was discovered to his dismay that the gem was merely a spinel. Still now that spinel is set in the Imperial State Crown in London.
Engraved gemstone rubies were quite popular for attracting wealth and enhancing magical energies. Dragons and snakes were quite favored as engraving. As well, a ruby was considered to be one of the more important gifts to honor Buddha and Krishna with. The Hindu people believed that the gemstone's red glow came from an internal flame that no human could possibly extinguish.
Ruby, the name given to red, gem-quality corundum - is one of the best gemstone for jewelry settings. Rubies may be any shade of red, from pinkish to purplish or brownish red, depending on the chromium and iron content of the stone.
Still today, this member of the corundum mineral family, is up to ten times more valuable than a Diamond of equal carat and clarity. A perfectly translucent Ruby is rare. Stones larger than five carats and of perfect clarity are extremely rare and can fetch a quarter of a million dollars per carat at auction.
It was at least 100 million years ago, during the Upper Carboniferous Age, when a huge mass of molten magma assaulted an ancient limestone bed during the mountain building process. The resulting "thermo-metamorphism" caused the calcium carbonate in the Limestone to re-crystallize as Calcite, while the left over aluminum and silicates crystallized into Rubies and Sapphires, often in a Marble matrix. Perfect trigonal Ruby crystals are found embedded in this Marble. The Patkoi Mountain range in this area is almost completely made of up these thermo-morphed stones.
The ruby is quite certainly a wonderful gemstone for bringing fire into your life. For if you like to live your life intensely, but often find it difficult to keep focus, a ruby can help bring clarity and wisdom to your world. Instead of flitting from idea to idea, this gemstone will very well help you choose your most productive paths. With it's power, this gem will then fire your passions and keep you motivated. You'll be stronger when resisting self-destructive pattern that have crippled you in the past!
The ruby provides and incredibly power shield against harmful intentions. If you are caught up in a sticky legal dispute or personal conflict of some kind, this gemstone can aid you in manifesting the correct outcome. This gemstone can also guard you against psychic or physical attack.
One ancient tradition suggests that a 'ruby blessing' will protect your garden from violet spring storms, as well as blessing the four corners of your garden with the ruby should prevent damage from wind, rain, hail and blowing debris.
On the other hand, dreaming of rubies, may be a sign of an opportunity or money coming your way!
Sleeping with a ruby will help promote lucid dreaming, allowing your conscious mind to interact with your subconscious mind. Together, you can confront your demons and uncover the means to defeat them.