The round ruby beads on this strand feature a smooth finish and deep red color that varies slightly from bead to bead—the ruby-red color looks great when used in high-end necklace and bracelet designs made with white- or yellow-gold findings. Round beads are a staple of strung designs and look great when strung together to create a simple strand, used individually as separators or accent beads or combined with other shapes and sizes of beads in more complex earring, bracelets and matched sets.
Ruby, a variety of corundum classified as a precious stone, is one of the world's most valuable gemstones. With its hardness and durability, ruby is an excellent choice for all types of jewelry. The color of a ruby is due to a trace of chromium in the stone; the amount of this substance determines the depth of color.
Each package contains one temporarily-strung 15"-16" strand.