Rubies on the Red Carpet

A delight to adorn and a treat for the eyes – nothing can surpass the exemplary beauty of ruby jewelry. Rubies have dazzled the red-carpet events since a really long time. Our gorgeous celebrities have accessorized their designer dresses with some breath-taking ruby pieces. Let Read More …

The Timur Ruby and its Storied History

Though the fiery red color and luscious character of rubies have allured the world since centuries, yet some specific pieces have created niche for themselves in history. One of them is the Timur ruby. It has a rich history behind it. Asian in origin, it Read More …

The Jubilee Ruby

Christie’s again set a record for the most expensive colored gemstone sold at auction in the United States with its sale of the Jubilee ruby ring on April 20, 2016 in New York. The 15.99-carat Burmese ruby fetched more than $14.1 million at Christie’s New York Read More …

Your “Logic”ical List of Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29, 2018.  Pair craft beer with a chef-prepared, four-course meal; spice things up in a jalapeño-eating contest; recite “to be, or not to be” at Read More …

French Crown Ruby Parure

Duchess of Angoulême was Queen of France for only 20 minutes in her lifetime, but she stamped her influence on the French crown jewels nevertheless.  Marie Thérèse of France (1778-1851) was the oldest and only surviving child of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. Read More …

Etcetera’s Beautiful Ruby & Diamond Lattice Necklace

This necklace took over Crimson Garland’s record as the most expensive ruby and diamond necklace sold at auction. In June 2015, it was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong for $12,997,122 to anonymous buyer. This necklace was designed as an articulated brilliant-cut diamond lattice-work band. It centers on a Read More …

Elizabeth Taylor’s Ruby Was A Stocking Stuffer

Richard Burton gave her the stunning jewel on Christmas day in 1968 It may not be one of Elizabeth Taylor’s most famous jewels, but her ruby and diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels has one of the most delightful backstories. “One day I’m going Read More …

The Crimson Garland Ruby

This stunning piece is called the Crimson Garland. It hit Christie’s auction house in Hong Kong in November 2013. However, the detailed information about the telephone bidder has never been made public. He bought this necklace for $6,402,240. Also known as Etcetera’s Burmese ruby, this Read More …

Burmese Ruby Tiara

Most of the tiaras owned by Queen Elizabeth were inherited, and she’s largely left them alone (as opposed to her grandmother Queen Mary, who liked to redesign her gems on a regular basis). Today’s tiara is a unique look at what she does with gems when Read More …

Your Dream List of Things to do This Weekend

See a lineup of ’90s grunge tribute bands, discover the outdoors with fellow nature enthusiasts and tons of exhibits, watch pups perform a choreographed dance number, plan your entire wedding at the Bridal Extravaganza, head to BBVA stadium for a face-off between two Colombian soccer teams, and Read More …