Ruby - July Birthstone  - Check out the facts and lore of Rubies and see a few of the many styles available for purchase or you can create your own style in store with our 3d printing design center. More styles available in store. 

History of ruby
The ruby is one of the most highly valued of all gems. Ancient Hindus referred to it as "the king of gems," and royalty used ruby to ward off evil because it was believed to have magical powers. One such magical power was that the ruby would get darker in the presence of evil and lighter when the evil was gone—but only if possessed by its rightful owner.
Science of ruby
Ruby originates from metamorphic rock, and is a variety of the mineral corundum, second only to the diamond in hardness. Rubies exist in a wide variety of colors, including blue, which is more commonly known as sapphire. Chromium is what causes the red color of rubies, however. Rubies can range in color from pale pinks to the deepest possible red, known as "pigeon blood." When rutile crystal inclusions are oriented in a specific pattern, a six-pointed star (called an asterism) becomes visible—these prized gems are called "Star Ruby."
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 RING INFORMATION                                      Item Number 12776                            Gemstone : .28ct Marquis Ruby                        Diamond Carat Weight : 35cttw                        Color Grade : G                                                Clarity Grade :  SI2                                              Metal :  14kt yellow         Metal Wgt : 2.7gm  
 RING INFORMATION                                      Item Number 21572                            Gemstone : .33ct Round Ruby                          Diamond Carat Weight : 33cttw Round              Color Grade : G                                                Clarity Grade :  SI1                                              Metal :  14kt white          Metal Wgt : 3.5gm  
 EARRING INFORMATION                                    Item Number 24277                            Gemstone : 4mm  Round Ruby                          Diamond Carat Weight :                                  Color Grade :                                                  Clarity Grade :                                                  Metal :  14kt white          Metal Wgt : 1.2gm  

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 PENDANT INFORMATION                                    Item Number 24990                            Gemstone : .70ct Oval Ruby                          Diamond Carat Weight : 18cttw                        Color Grade : G                                                Clarity Grade :  SI1                                              Metal :  14kt yellow         Metal Wgt : 3.2gm  
 PENDANTINFORMATION                                    Item Number 24991                            Gemstone : .75ct Pear Ruby                          Diamond Carat Weight : 18cttw                        Color Grade : G                                                Clarity Grade :  SI1                                              Metal :  14kt yellow          Metal Wgt : 3.2gm  
 PENDANTINFORMATION                                    Item Number 29555                            Gemstone : 14KY RUBY DIA SLIDE PND              Diamond Carat Weight :
Color Grade :                                                 Clarity Grade :                                                Metal :  14ky          Metal Wgt :