What’s the Birthstone for July?
One of the most popular traditional jewellry stones, ruby is exceptionally durable. Its colors — always red — can reach vivid levels of saturation.
Fine-quality rubies are some of the most expensive gemstones. However, rubies are also subjected to more treatments than almost any other gem.
Colour: All varieties of red, from pinkish, purplish, orangey, brownish, to dark red.
Sources: Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Vietnam