Gemstone Spotlight | Ruby

A ruby is usually pink to blood-red in color, and a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The red hue is caused mainly by the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber,Latin for red. Ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with sapphire, emerald and diamond.

Prices of rubies are primarily determined by color. The brightest and most valuable "red" called blood-red or "pigeon blood", commands a large premium. 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. Ruby is the traditional birthstone for July. 

Revered in many cultures throughout history, Ruby has symbolized passion, protection and prosperity.

We have hand-wrapped ruby charms at Nan Lee Jewelry as well as all the traditional birthstones

Our diamond and ruby stacking band is a real stunner and available in white or yellow gold