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Ruby Gemstones

Did you know that rubies are actually sapphires? In essence, ruby is a red sapphire, since ruby and sapphire are identical in all properties except for color. However, since ruby has such a special allure, it has always been classified as an individual gemstone and is never referred to as a sapphire. Let’s consider them siblings- they belong to the same corundum family, yet they are slightly different. While sapphires come in a variety of different colors, rubies are only red. Distinguished for its bright red color, ruby is the most famed red gemstone. The color of ruby ranges from bright red to dark reddish-brown. The most preferred color is a deep blood red.

Ruby is one of the most popular gemstones. Not only is ruby desirable for its magnificent color, it’s also very desirable because of its durability. Ruby is measured 9 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, second only to diamond and matched with sapphire. Because of this ruby is used extensively in all forms of jewelry. Rubies make an outstanding centerpiece for any ring or necklace. They are also marvelous accents to diamonds. Their vivid color makes it a bit more difficult to pair with other colored gemstones, but as with all jewelry, this is completely up to your style and preference.

Ruby is the July birthstone and is the gemstone to be given on the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries. These radiant gemstones represent love and passion. Rubies are an ideal gift for anniversaries and Valentine’s Day, symbolizing the fire and intensity of your love. Rubies are thought to energize and balance, stimulate the heart chakra, and encourage a passion for life. Legend tells us that any individual wearing ruby gemstones can walk through life without fear of evil or misfortune. Stealing a quote from Dorothy when she clicks her ruby slippers together in The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like Leo’s!” Come view our opulent array of ruby jewelry to find the next spectacular piece for your collection.
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