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July Birthstone: The Ruby

July’s birthstone is the fiery red ruby. 
This stone is one of the rarest and most precious stones. Almost as hard and durable as diamond. It’s becoming increasingly popular for engagement rings, associated with love and passion.

Ruby color is not a single color, but a range. It goes from pinkish red, to purplish red, to orangish red, and an unmodified ruby red as well. Rubies can command the highest per-carat price of any colored stone. This makes ruby one of the most important gems in the colored stone market. Color is the most important factor when rating a ruby, unlike diamonds. The hue, saturation and tone of a ruby is what sets each ruby apart from one another.

Ruby is a red Sapphire, since Ruby and Sapphire are identical in all properties except for color. Colored gemstones such as rubies and sapphires are becoming quite popular with engagement rings and many pieces of jewelry. Rubies being so durable, it is a great gemstone for a forever piece such as an engagement ring.

This Simon G dynamic 18k rose gold ring would be the perfect gift for a July birthday. This modern ring features a crossover design set with a stunning ruby center gemstone as well as a combination of sparkling pear and round diamonds.

Rubies are available in almost all shapes, however some shapes are most popular because they bring out the red color more vibrantly. Round rubies are most popular. They are commonly used in solitaire rings, earrings and as accent stones in wedding / right hand bands.

Explore many of our ruby pieces from necklaces, bracelets and rings, at all three of our locations!