Red never goes out of style and this “King of Gems” really does own the color red! Ruby gets its name from the Latin word ruber for red.
Ruby is the birthstone for those summer babies born in the month of July. it is also the recognized gem gift for the 40th wedding anniversary.
Rubies are currently one of the most difficult gems to source because of the current embargo on Burmese gemstones and the popularity of Ruby in Asia.
Ruby is a great every day wear gem – rated 9 out of 10 on Moh’s Hardness chart for gemstones. Consequently, rubies are an excellent choice for all your jewelery needs. Ruby is a member of the corundum family, if the gems is red it is a ruby any other color and it is a sapphire!
Rubies are found in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Madagascar, Tanzania and Afghanistan. Due to it’s rarity rubies are one of the most highly prized gemstones. The richer, more intense the color the more valuable the gemstone.