In this month that celebrates the red, white and blue, what better way to celebrate a July birthday than with the gorgeous red of July’s birthstone, the Ruby.
From the Latin word Ruber, which means red, Rubies are one of the four precious stones, joining Emeralds, Sapphires and Diamonds in this highly prized category. A variety of of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide), the red color is mainly caused by the presence of the element chromium. Color is first when it comes to Rubies. The brightest and most valuable "red" called blood-red or pigeon blood, commands a large premium over other Rubies of similar quality. Clarity follows color, then cut and carat weight. Rubies are also the third hardest stone, following only behind Mossanite and Diamonds, making them extremely durable and wearable.
Through time, Rubies have been considered to be a symbol of vitality, royalty, deep love and passion. Some have even said that they guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love. Considered to be one of the healing stones, they are claimed to aid in the emotions and to increase integrity, devotion, and happiness, bringing peaceful contentment to the wearer. With all of these positive associations, a piece of Ruby jewelry is the perfect gift for her July birthday.
Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers carries a large collection of Ruby jewelry both online and in our store. From sparkling Ruby and Diamond Rings and Eternity Bands to fabulous Hoop Earrings and gorgeous Pendants. We have something for everyone in a price range for every budget. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Philippa Roberts Jewelry's signature look is simple, organic shapes combined with beautifully cut gemstones. Her love of the ocean plays a large role in the selection of clean, blue and green stones in many of her pieces. Philippa’s creativity stems from the nature around her, yet she also incorporates a feeling of the urban, with lines and patterns that imitate architecture and design seen around the city. Philippa creates all the original pieces by carving in wax or fabricating in metal. Her selection of new stones for each season defines how her collections will come to life.
From the opening of our family store in 1896, four generations of fathers and sons have built our family business and proudly helped generations of families and loyal customers find the perfect gift to mark life's special occasions. Now, all of that knowledge, commitment and stunning selection is available right here.
John Weeks, is the fourth generation owner of Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers and is a registered jeweler with the American Gem Society. The AGS is one of the jewelry industry’s most prestigious organizations. John also has his Diamond Degree from the Gemological Institute of America. In addition, Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers is a member of the Jewelers of America, an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau, and a member of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.