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14K Honey Gold™ Onyx 2 3/4 cts., Passion Ruby™ 1 1/8 cts. Earrings | JAHC 50
  • Le Vian Red Carpet® Earrings featuring 2 3/4 cts. Onyx, 1 1/8 cts. Passion Ruby™, set in 14K Honey Gold™

    Style #: JAHC 50
    - Sighted on the Red Carpet 

    Lincoln Center during Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City.   

    The "Half the Sky" book party hosted by Meredith Corp, Lifetime and CARE at Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, CA

    The Clinton Global Citizen Awards during the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City, NY



Ruby has the distinction of being the most valued gemstone throughout most of recorded history. Ancient Sanskrit referred to the ruby as the "king of precious stones", the bible found only wise and virtuous women more precious than rubies and the Persian sage al-Biruni wrote about rubies the first place in color, beauty and rank among all gems. The name Ruby comes from the Latin word ruber for its hue. The strength of red in the ruby depends on how much chromium is present—the more chromium, the stronger the red color. Chromium can also cause fluorescence, which adds to the intensity of the red color. The brilliant crimson color of this gem is associated with passion and love, making the ruby an ideal choice for engagement rings.

There are many famous rubies throughout history, two of which can be seen at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History including the 138.72-carat Rosser Reeves Star Ruby from Sri Lanka and the 23.10-carat Carmen Lucia Ruby which is considered one of the world's finest large Burmese rubies.

"Passion RubyTM, the July birthstone, embodies our passionate red color and represents the top of production of responsibly sourced ruby."