July Birthstone: The Ruby

July’s special stone is the Ruby. It is a lovely, red-pink colored precious stone.

ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires.

The ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, next to the sapphire, the emerald and the diamond.

Prices of rubies are primarily determined by color. The brightest and most valuable “red” called blood-red, is a superior over other rubies of similar quality. After color follows clarity: similar to diamonds, a clear stone will command a premium, but a ruby without any needle-like rutile inclusions may indicate that the stone has been treated. Cut and carat (weight) are also an important factor in determining the price.

 

Here are some of our custom designed items with rubies.

Ruby Bracelet in White Gold by Avianti Jewelry
Ruby and Diamond Engagement Ring by Avianti Jewelry
Ruby and Diamond Engagement Ring by Avianti Jewelry
Ruby Oval cut in Yellow Gold Earrings by Avianti Jewelry
Ruby and Diamond Oval Earrings by Avianti Jewelry

Ruby is the traditional birthstone for July and why don’t you let Avianti Jewelry custom design you a piece of art for your special month. We can also design you a mothers ring with all your children’s birthstones. At Avianti, the sky is your limit.

 

If you are interested in Avianti Jewelers giving you a quote on a custom ruby piece for your special July sweetheart, please visit our CONTACT page.

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