Rubies and Sapphires are the same mineral – corundum.
When corundum is red it is called ‘Ruby’
Ruby is the quintessential red gem that everyone knows. Rubies and Sapphires are actually the same mineral – corundum.
In Sanskrit, Ruby is known as Ratnaraj, the King of Gems. Today, Rubies fetch some of the highest prices per carat of any colored gemstone.
It is very rare to find Natural, unheated Rubies with good clarity. They are routinely heated to improve their clarity and color. Some level of inclusion is typically acceptable for Rubies.
Ruby is the birthstone for July and celebrates the 15th and 40th Anniversaries.
We have more shapes and sizes available in Ruby – please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for in our online inventory.
Here is a link to GIA’s Guide to Ruby:
click here to see a selection of ruby for sale
Highly suitable for use in jewelry
Many treatments and enhancements are currently being carried out on rubies;
We generally prefer to work with regular-Heated Rubies or Natural Rubies
see policy on Treatment Disclosure
|Rubies are rarely loupe-clean or even eye-clean; inclusions are typically present and generally acceptable|
Calibrated up to 4mm
Standard and fancy cuts and free sizes
|Burma, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and many other localities worldwide|