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Why Infinity Jewelry Can Make The Perfect Gift

Weekly Wednesday Jewelry Lesson

Two interlocked circles.  This may be the first thing you think of when you hear infinity or infinity jewelry.  You also may be thinking, “How is something I learned in my mathematics class a good gift for my girlfriend or loved one?”  But many people don’t realize that it means so much more than that.

The infinity symbol represents the symbol of eternity and unity.  The meaning of an infinity necklace, infinity ring, infinity earrings, or an infinity bracelet all has a similar symbol that suggests a feeling of forever.  It can be best described as a feeling of love between two people without any limits.

Infinity Jewelry Collage

We all hope to find a love that will last a lifetime.  Infinity Jewelry is the perfect way to share that hope with loved ones.

The symbolism of infinity originates from ancient times.  Like its meaning, it has transcended time.  The infinity symbol of “everlasting love” was first illustrated in Egypt, over four millennia ago.  Their infinity jewelry was designed to look like a snake eating its own tail, which symbolized the infinite and continuous renewal.  Their infinity rings were circles, showcased with precious stones.  In the 1600s, John Wallis, an English mathematician, created the infinity symbol that looks like the number 8 on its side.  As you can see, the infinity symbol has been expressed for many centuries.

Infinity Jewelry has become very popular over the past several years.  Infinity jewelry can make a very special anniversary or birthday gift for your significant other.  It can also be a meaningful gift for a best friend whose friendship you treasure.

Even though infinity jewelry has the same infinite symbol, there is still an endless amount of styles you can choose from that will allow anyone to find the right infinity jewelry piece for their loved one.   There are various infinity designs and different combinations of colored gold and colored diamonds.  Infinity jewelry can also be set in either sterling silver or white gold.  Black and silver infinity jewelry is a current trend that many people love.

black and silver infinity collage

We carry a variety of infinity jewelry pieces on our Kranich’s Jewelers Website.  Our selection includes infinity bracelets, infinity rings, infinity earrings, and infinity necklaces.  You can browse through all of our infinity jewelry here: Kranich’s Infinity Jewelry.

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Ruby Gemstone: 40th Wedding Anniversary Gift

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Today, rubies are often worn for fashion, engagement and even medicinal purposes.  It is a traditional wedding anniversary gem for the 15th and 40th anniversaries. Further on in this article, we share a special story of how Ralph decided to buy his wife a ruby ring for his wedding anniversary.

Here are a few reasons why Rubies are so extraordinary:

July’s traditional birthstone is the Ruby.  Rubies are considered to be a precious gemstone because of its rarity in nature. The biggest ruby in the world is 40,920 carats and weighs 8184 grams.  Their rich color and rarity has made them a renowned gemstone to the world for 100s of years.

The word ruby is derived from the Latin word “ruber” for red.   Rubies are composed of the corundum, which is a mineral form of aluminum oxide. The red color is a result of traces of the mineral chromium.  Corundum is the second hardest substance on the Mohs hardness scale and has a rating of 9.

Rubies come in all shades of red but will never be found in any other color because corundum in any other color is actually a Sapphire.  The most desirable shade of ruby is pigeon’s blood which is a very pure red with hints of blue.

Rubies can come in all shapes and sizes and are usually cut using a step or brilliant style. Some rubies are also cabochon cut, which means the top of the gem is smooth and domed.  A very rare form of cabochon cut ruby is a star ruby which reflects the image of a sharp six rayed white star across the top.  This is caused by a natural imperfection, or inclusion in the gem.

Rubies can make a terrific 40th Wedding Anniversary Gift.

Many times, when a couple has been together for 40 years, there are not a lot of unique gifts to give one another that have not already been bought.  However, recently, a customer came into Kranich’s looking for a 40th wedding anniversary gift.  The gentleman said he wasn’t sure what he wanted to get her.   His wife’s birthday was in July, along with their anniversary, so he wanted to find her something really special that would show his love an appreciation for the time they had spent together.  We suggested a ruby, because it was her birthstone and the traditional anniversary gift for the 40th anniversary.

The customer was immediately taken with the idea, because the deep red color of the gem reminded him of the roses she had been caring for in their garden for many years.  He looked at just about every ruby ring we had in the store, but none seemed to capture the sentiment he was looking for in a 40th wedding anniversary gift, until he came across this beautiful ring from Simon G.

Exquisite Simon G. Ruby and Diamond Ring

Immediately, when the ring was placed in his hand, he declared that it was perfect and that it reminded him of their relationship.  40 years is a long time and like all couples they had seen their share of difficulties, but like the two bands that went apart and around then came back together to cradle the ruby, he had learned that when they pulled together they could overcome any obstacle.  He said that through it all their love for each other helped them make it and their love for one another is represented by the two diamond bands that flow under the ruby.  He said all four rows were together in the beginning and all four will be together at the end.  He then finished by saying, “…And as far as the ruby, I’m trusting what you said about her birthstone and the 40th  Wedding Anniversary gift because I have no idea about that.”  We all had a little laugh and told him we were sure she would like it.  Thanks to Ralph for letting us share his story.


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