Rudy Jewelry - July Birthstone
Ruby is thought to bring power, courage, and good fortune. The fiery gemstone is instantly associated with passion, desire, love, and royalty. That is why ruby jewelry is often give on Valentine's Day, especially heart-shaped rubies. Because it's July's birthstone, ruby jewelry also makes a gorgeous birthday gift. Consider a ruby necklace, bracelet, ring, or pair of earrings for a loving or romantic gift.
COLOR: Rubies are red and sometimes have hints of brown, purple, or pink.
DURABILITY: Rubies have very good to excellent toughness, which makes them good for everyday wear. However, they can still be chipped or scratched if struck.
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Ruby Jewelry Care
Ruby has excellent toughness and is durable when struck, making ruby jewelry great for regular wear. However, it is important to be aware of any possible treatments that have been applied to your ruby jewelry. Many natural rubies have fillers used to repair fractures and cavities. As with all gemstones, remove your ruby jewelry before using household cleaning solutions that may contain harsh chemicals.
Is Ruby Jewelry Safe for Normal Wear?
How to Clean Ruby Jewelry
The safest cleaning method is warm water and soap. Make sure to rinse off all soap residue and pat dry.
Other Ways to Clean Ruby Jewelry
Ultrasonic and steam cleaners are not recommended due to the harmful effect on certain fillers. Speak to a KAY jewelry consultant. Remember, you can always take advantage of KAY's free jewelry cleaning services.
How to Store Ruby Jewelry
Ruby jewelry can easily scratch softer stones, so keep it stored separately. You can also wrap your ruby jewelry in a soft cloth.
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