Ruby - Birthstone for July

Ruby

One of the most well know gemstones, Red Ruby.

Ruby is the birthstone for July.  It is also the gemstone associated with 40th wedding anniversaries.

 

All these stones are available for custom orders.  Prices are included in standard designs unless marked. 

Assorted small round ruby cabochons, 3-4mm.

6x5mm Oval Ruby cabochon pair.

 

9x6mm oval Myanmar Ruby cabochon pair, POA.

7x6mm oval Myanmar Ruby cabochon, $230.

8x6mm oval Myanmar Ruby cabochon, $300.

11x10mm round Myanmar Ruby cabochon, POA.

8x6mm oval Myanmar Ruby cabochon, $300.

10mm round Myanmar Ruby cabochon, POA.

Oval cabochon Ruby pair 3mm.

Freeform rose cut Ruby assorted.

7x5mm oval faceted pale Ruby $150 pair.

Ruby graduated faceted bead strands, pale pink to red 2-4mm.

 

Star Ruby

Silk inclusions within the hexagonal crystal structure cause the beautiful and magical 6 ray star reflection under a single light source.

Oval star Ruby cabochon, 9x7mm.

 

Assorted size dark red Star Ruby round cabochons, 3-6mm.

 

Pink and purple grey Star Rubies, assorted sizes, 3-7mm.

 

13x6mm Marquise Star Ruby cabochon SOLD.

 

Large purple star Ruby showing hexagonal crystal structure.

 

 

Ruby is one of the hardest gemstones, with a hardness of 9.

Ruby is the same variety of mineral as Sapphire - Corundum.  Only Red Corundum can be Ruby, the red colour coming from trace elements of Chromium.  The most desired colour is pure red with a hint of blue.

You can find out more about Ruby on the GIA website (Gemological Association of America)

 

You can see all the variations of Rubies I have in my shop by selecting the Ruby filter.