Ruby is named for its red colour, from the Latin rubeus. The hardest stones after diamond, rubies are mined around the world throughout Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, India, Afghanistan, Mozambique, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. The most important area for rubies is northern Myanmar in the Mogok Valley. The brightest and most valuable shade of ruby is known as pigeon’s blood. Both cabochon and facetted rubies appear throughout Julia’s collections, their rich warmth often contrasted against the coolness of white diamonds. A particular feature of Julia's collection are her ruby rings, each of which would form a truly special gift for loved ones or to celebrate the most glamorous occasion. You can find out more about Julia's specialist knowledge of rubies in her gemstone guide.