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RUBY

The name ruby comes from the Latin for red, and rubies range in colour from pink right through the red spectrum to dark crimson. Ruby is a form of the mineral corundrum, with all other colours of corundrum known as sapphires. Ruby and is one of the hardest and most valuable of precious stones.

Rubies have traditionally been seen as a protective stone, worn by warriors in battle and laid in the foundations of a new building to protect it. Dorothy's slippers in the Wizard of Oz were made of rubies to protect her from the wicked witch.

Birthstone

Ruby is the traditional birthstone for July, and for those born between the 22nd of December and the 19th of January, under the astrological star sign of Capricorn. It is also the birthstone for those born on a Tuesday.

Anniversaries

Rubies are traditionally given as a gift for a 40th anniversary.

Siberian Rubies

Nearly all rubies are flawed, with fractures and rutile inclusions called silk. It is common practice to heat treat the stones to dissolve the inclusions and even fill the fractures with lead glass.

Most of the ruby jewellery stocked by Polkadot Stripes is created with Siberian Ruby. This is a man-made variety with all the colour and clarity of the most expensive natural stones, but without the high price tag. Our Siberian jewellery is all rhodium-plated on silver which means that it will not tarnish if cared for properly.

The Sunrise Ruby

In May 2015, The Sunrise Ruby became the most expensive ruby ever to be sold. It is named after the 13th century poem of the same name. Rumi was a Sufi poet and Islamic philosopher and this is his poem as translated by Coleman Barks.

In the early morning hour,
just before dawn, lover and beloved awake
and take a drink of water.
She asks, Do you love me or yourself more?
Really, tell me the absolute truth.
He says, There is nothing left of me.
I am like a ruby held up to the sunrise.
Is it still a stone, or a world
made of redness? It has no resistance
to sunlight. The ruby and the sunrise are one.
Be courageous and discipline yourself.
Work. Keep digging your well.
Don't think about getting off from work.
Submit to a daily practice.
Your loyalty to that is a ring on the door.
Keep knocking, and the joy inside
will eventually open a window
and look out to see who's there.

Ruby Bracelet Ruby Bracelet
£17.00
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Ruby Bracelet Made from stone chips of ruby which have been strung together, this is an elasticated bracelet which will stretch from 80 mm to 150 mm.  It is supplied in a navy blue leatherette gift box. Every stone is unique so every bracelet will be slightly different.
Ruby Silver Pendant Ruby Silver Pendant
£42.00
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This silver pendant is set with a length of raw ruby gemstone.  It is supplied on a 16" silver curb chain.  This is a one off piece. Made from 925/Sterling Silver. It comes in a navy blue, leatherette gift box with a matching navy blue, velvet pad and white lining. Rubies have long been associated with love, passion and self-confidence.   They are a birthstone for July and a zodiac stone for those…
Siberian Ruby Oval Silver Bracelet, oval Siberian Ruby Oval Silver Bracelet, oval
£95.00
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Siberian Ruby Oval Silver Bracelet, oval This silver bracelet is set with 11 oval-cut, Siberian ruby gemstones, which are an intense, deep red colour.  The bracelet has a lobster claw catch and can be adjusted for different sized wrists. It is supplied in a navy blue, leatherette gift box with a matching navy blue velvet pad and white lining. Length: 6" - 9" adjustable Rubies have long been associ…
Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs 5x7mm oval Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs 5x7mm oval
£22.00
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Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs 5x7mm oval Siberian rubies have an intense, deep red colour.  These stones have each been cut in an oval shape and are mounted as ear studs in silver, with butterfly backs. They come in a navy blue, leatherette gift box with a matching navy blue, velvet pad and white lining. Made from: 925/sterling silver Size: 5 x 7 mm approximately Rubies have long been associated…
Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs 6x8mm emerald-cut Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs 6x8mm emerald-cut
£22.00
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Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs 6x8mm emerald-cut Siberian rubies have an intense, deep red colour.  These stones have been emerald-cut (rectangular) and are mounted in silver as ear studs, with butterfly backs. They come in a navy blue, leatherette gift box with a matching navy blue velvet pad and white lining. Made from: 925/Sterling silver Rubies have long been associated with love, passion and…
Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs 6x8mm oval Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs 6x8mm oval
£23.00
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Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs 6x8mm oval Siberian rubies have an intense, deep red colour.  These stones have each been cut in an oval shape and are mounted as ear studs in silver, with butterfly backs. They come in a navy blue, leatherette gift box with a matching navy blue, velvet pad and white lining. Made from: 925/sterling silver Size: 6 x 8 mm approximately Rubies have long been associated…
Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs 7x9mm oval Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs 7x9mm oval
£24.00
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Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs 7x9mm oval Siberian rubies have an intense, deep red colour.  These stones have each been cut in an oval shape and are mounted as ear studs in silver, with butterfly backs. They come in a navy blue, leatherette gift box with a matching navy blue, velvet pad and white lining. Made from: 925/sterling silver Size approx: 7 x 9 mm Rubies have long been associated with lo…
Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs, 6mm heart-shaped Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs, 6mm heart-shaped
£22.00
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Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs, 6mm heart-shaped Siberian rubies have an intense, deep red colour.  These stones have each been cut in a heart shape and are mounted as ear studs,in silver with silver butterfly backs. These earrings come in a navy blue, leatherette gift box with a matching navy blue, velvet pad and white lining.  They are made from 925/sterling silver. Size: 6 mm approximately Rubi…
Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs, square Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs, square
£22.00
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Siberian Ruby Silver Ear Studs, square Siberian rubies have an intense, deep red colour.  These stones have each been cut in a square shape and are mounted as ear studs,in silver with silver butterfly backs. They come in a navy blue, leatherette gift box with a matching navy blue, velvet pad and white lining.  They are made from 925/sterling silver. Size: 6 mm approximately Rubies have long been a…
Siberian Ruby Silver Earrings 8x10mm pear-shaped Siberian Ruby Silver Earrings 8x10mm pear-shaped
£27.00
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Siberian Ruby Silver Earrings 8x10mm pear-shaped These dangly, silver earrings are set with pear-shaped, faceted, Siberian ruby gemstones which are intense, deep red coloured stones. They come in a navy blue, leatherette gift box with a matching navy blue, velvet pad and white lining. Made from: 925/Sterling silver Approximate size: 8 x 10 mm Rubies have long been associated with love, passion and…
Siberian Ruby Silver Earrings, emerald-cut Siberian Ruby Silver Earrings, emerald-cut
£28.00
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Siberian Ruby Silver Earrings, emerald-cut 8x10mm These dangly, silver earrings are set with emerald-cut, faceted, Siberian ruby gemstones which are intense, deep red coloured stones. They come in a navy blue, leatherette gift box with a matching navy blue, velvet pad and white lining. Size approximately: 8 x 10 mm Made from: 925/Sterling silver Rubies have long been associated with love, passion…
Siberian Ruby Silver Earrings, pear-shaped Siberian Ruby Silver Earrings, pear-shaped
£25.00
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Siberian Ruby Silver Earrings 5x7mm pear-shaped These dangly, silver earrings are set with pear-shaped, faceted, Siberian ruby gemstones which are intense, deep red coloured stones. They come in a navy blue, leatherette gift box with a matching navy blue, velvet pad and white lining. Made from: 925/Sterling silver Approximate size: 5 x 7 mm Rubies have long been associated with love, passion and s…
Siberian Ruby Silver Earrings, teardrop-shaped 6x8mm Siberian Ruby Silver Earrings, teardrop-shaped 6x8mm
£25.00
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Siberian Ruby Silver Earrings, teardrop-shaped 6x8mm These dangly, silver earrings are set with teardrop-cut, Siberian ruby gemstones which are intense, deep red coloured stones. They come in a navy blue, leatherette gift box with a matching navy blue, velvet pad and white lining. Approximate size: 6 x 8 mm Made from: 925/Sterling silver Rubies have long been associated with love, passion and self…
Siberian Ruby Silver Pendant & Chain, 8x10mm emerald-cut Siberian Ruby Silver Pendant & Chain, 8x10mm emerald-cut
£25.00
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Siberian Ruby Silver Pendant & Chain, 8x10mm emerald-cut This silver pendant is set with an emerald-cut (rectangular), Siberian ruby gemstone, which is an intensely deep red coloured stone.  The pendant is supplied on a 16" silver curb chain. Size of stone: approximately 8 x 10 mm It comes in a navy blue, leatherette gift box with a matching navy blue, velvet pad and white lining. Rubies have long…
Siberian Ruby Silver Pendant & Chain, marquise-cut Siberian Ruby Silver Pendant & Chain, marquise-cut
£20.00
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Siberian Ruby Silver Pendant & Chain, 8x10mm marquise-cut This silver pendant is set with a marquise-cut, faceted, Siberian ruby gemstone, which is an intense, deep red coloured stone.  The pendant is supplied on a 16" silver curb chain. Size of stone: approximately 8 x 10 mm The pendant and chain are made from 925/Sterling silver. The necklace comes in a navy blue, leatherette gift box with a mat…
Siberian Ruby Silver Pendant & Chain, oval 10x12mm Siberian Ruby Silver Pendant & Chain, oval 10x12mm
£26.00
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Siberian Ruby Silver Pendant & Chain 10x12mm oval This silver pendant is set with an oval-cut, Siberian ruby gemstone; an intense, deep red coloured stone.  The pendant is supplied on a 16" silver curb chain. Size of stone: approximately 10 x 12 mm This necklace is made from 925/Sterling silver. It comes in a navy blue, leatherette gift box with a matching navy blue, velvet pad and white lining. R…

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