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Alluvial Ruby necklace

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Available from: £775

Stunning alluvial ruby necklace with Erin's signature 18ct gold molten circle t-bar clasp.

Each ruby is delicately threaded onto wine coloured silk and knotted between each of the precious gemstones.

This one of a kind necklace is 18" long.

The rubies are a pinky red tones and unique shapes measuring approximately 6-10mm each.

The molten circle clasp is 12mm wide.

Alluvial rubies are gemstones that have been transported by water and deposited in seas, lakes or stream beds.

 

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Ruby

Material Information

Ruby

Hardness 9 – Gemstone family Corundum Rubies are most famous for being bright red, however, they can also appear in shades of purple, brownish red and deep pink. The best coloured rubies are often described as 'pigeon blood red'. The colour is caused by the presence of chromium. Ruby is the traditional birthstone for July.

The rubies used in Erin Cox jewellery are fair trade.Corundum is the parent name for the variety gemstones Ruby and Sapphire. It is difficult to believe that Ruby, with its intense red colour, and the royal blue Sapphire are the same mineral. The names Ruby and Sapphire mean red and blue respectively. The first is derived from the Latin 'rubber' and the second from 'sapphirus,' which derives from a Greek word of similar spelling. Similar words are found in Persian and Hebrew, and the primary derivation, through uncertain, may have been Sanskrit. The name Corundum is derived from the Hindu word 'kurand' or 'kuruvinda.' and sapphire.