- Gemstones: Ruby
- Size: 7-8” adjustable
- Measurements: 1 1/4" X 1/2" / 32mm X 12mm
- Materials: Sterling Silver
- Artists: Arnold Horowitz
- Styles: Gemstone Jewelry
- Categories: Bracelets
The word ruby comes from the Latin word for “red”. It is one of the four cardinal gemstones, and has been sought after and worn by many ancient peoples. It was one of the main trading goods along the Silk Road in 200 BC, and used by royalty and nobles as ornamentation throughout the world. People in India believed rubies allowed you to live in peace with your enemies, and made you invincible in battle. In medieval Europe it was believed that rubies brought wisdom, health, wealth, and love. These past traditions combine and the ruby is known today as a stone of protection, prosperity and passion. A “leadership” stone, it is thought to bring confidence, vibrancy, a heightened awareness, increased concentration and courage. July Birthstone.
Born in Houston, Texas, influenced by his Dutch mother, Arnold Horowitz showed an intense interest in stones as a youngster. His passion for stones established himself as a name in the custom-handmade jewelry business. Arnold’s wife Meenakshi Soni Horowitz, an art student from N.Delhi, now leads the designing team. Their unique designs of SOLOS seeks to combine natural stones, fossils and crystalline minerals, with faceted and cabochon stones, so that each piece is not just a piece of jewelry but is an interesting story of collectable gemstones.