Thursday, July 24, 2014


Ruby, the birthstone for July, is the most famous red gemstone. Ruby is is composed of Corundum, the same mineral as Sapphire, but this striking red variation has earned its own identity throughout the ages. The word Ruby comes from the Latin word ruber, which means red. The Sanskrit word for Ruby is ratnaraj, which means King of Gems. This is fitting as Ruby can fetch the highest price per carat of any colored gemstone on the market. Rubies often exhibit strong fluorescence from ultraviolet light, and even sunlight. This further enhances their intense red glow.
Ruby Heart Pendant

The deep red color of ruby has come to symbolize passion, love, wealth, success, and desire. Early cultures believed Rubies held the power of life. Ruby has been treasured throughout history, mentioned in numerous historical texts across many cultures. It was believed that the glowing red of Ruby was from an inextinguishable flame burning within the stone.

We have some stunning Ruby Jewelry on display in our online Ruby Jewelry Gallery. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tallahassee Top Singles Charity Event

Tallahassee Magazine will host their 2014 Tallahassee Top Singles Event on August 23 at 7pm at Hotel Duval. This event is designed to raise money for local Tallahassee Charities. After a night of food, drinks, music and fun, participants will have a chance to bid on a date with one of the Tallahassee Top Singles. These singles will also compete to promote and raise money for their chosen charities until the day of the event when the winners with the most donations will be announced.

The Jewelry worn by the Tallahassee Top Singles is provided by the Gem Collection. Pictured below is Tallahassee Top Single, Dedra Mitchell with Gem Collection Sales Associate, Amy Hinson.

To view more information on the Tallahassee Top Singles Event, view profiles of the Tallahassee Top Singles, or donate to their charities, please visit the Tallahassee Magazine 2014 Top Singles Event Page.