Gemstone Guide

 

Birthstone of July
Known as the king of gems, the deep red ruby is must have for all jewelry enthusiasts. As a variety of the mineral corundum, ruby is only second to Diamond in durability and excellent stone for any style of ring. .

Ruby

Known as the king of gems, the deep red ruby is must have for all jewelry enthusiasts. As a variety of the mineral corundum, ruby is only second to Diamond in durability and excellent stone for any style of ring.Read More

Color Fiery Red
Gem Species Corundum
Hardness 9
Toughness Excellent
Stability Excellent
Clarity Type II - Slightly Included/SI
Common Inclusions Color Zoning, Needles, Mineral Inclusions, Fingerprints, Disk-like Fractures
Crystal System Trigonal
Enhancements Heat
Gemstone Care Steam Cleaning with Caution,Ultrasonic Cleaner with Caution,Soap, water, and soft brush
Chemicals to Avoid Boric Acid
Note *Do not use harsh chemicals or ultrasonic cleaners at home*
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