Friday, November 29, 2013
Roberto Coin, Italian jeweler and designer, signs his jewelry creations with a small ruby or rubellite in a hidden position that will surely touch the wearer’s skin. With this ruby, Roberto Coin pays tribute to the passion and joy of living which he also exemplifies in his jewelry designs. Many myths and legends surround this vibrant gem. Since ancient times, the ruby has symbolized love, passion, vivacity and power. A ruby’s red glow seems to come from flames deep within it, never to be extinguished, making it a symbol of everlasting love. Ancient Egyptians believed that when a ruby is worn next to the skin, it would bring its wearer happiness, health and good fortune as well as success in affairs of the heart while Burmese warriors protected themselves by inserting rubies under their skin. Roberto Coin brings the mystique of these ancient myths and legends to his vibrant jewelry creations.
Experience the mystique of Roberto Coin at authorized retailer Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon, Palo Alto, California, and San Francisco, California.