Recent Posts About Ruby Gems

July Birthstone – Ruby/Corundum

November 18, 2016

Ruby is a #9 on Mohs scale, usually excellent in toughness, but with certain treatments or large fractures/inclusions can be less durable. Sources are Afghanistan, Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Tanzania, Vietnam, and Thailand. Thailand is the world center for treatment and wholesale trade and mine production of rubies and has been declining since …

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The 12 Birthstones

November 12, 2016

January Almandine/Garnet February Amethyst/Quartz March Aquamarine/Beryl April Diamond May Emerald/Beryl June Alexandrite, Pearl, Moonstone   July Ruby/Corundum   August Spinel, Peridot, Sardonyx September Sapphire/Corundum October Opal, Tourmaline, Rose zircon November Topaz, Citrine December Turquoise, Blue zircon, and Tanzanite

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Big 3 Colored Stones

In the world of classical music the Big 3 are Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart. In the world of art, they’re Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt. The Big 3 colored stones are Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Like great music, these stones can inspire our heart and soul. Like great art, they can dazzle the mind and …

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