With Trollbeads Mother’s Day 2014 release making its debut in a weeks time, today seemed like a good opportunity to look at Trollbeads Ruby Rock (80116), which formed part of the Mother’s Day 2013 collection.
“The Ruby Rock is made up of ruby crystallizations large enough to be seen within the rock. The relationship between the large rock and the precious elements. Just like mother and child… ” (Trollbeads.com)
The amount of ruby colouration varies dramatically between beads, and also the shade of grey rock. As you can see, mine is quite a dark version, and I am lucky in that there are quite a lot of ruby inclusions, in some nice intense patches. I would love multiple versions of this bead, particularly a paler one, though finding multiple versions that show a significant amount of ruby is not that easy.
In my opinion, this is a bead that works best on a bracelet with mostly silver or gold beads, and maybe a few neutral or pale pink glass beads, as it draws attention to the ruby patches. It also looks great on a pearl fantasy necklace with a few nice silver or gold beads.