JULY BIRTHSTONE RUBY
Rubies are precious gemstones that have become a rare stone in modern times in sizes over 2 to 3 carats. Rubies are a deep and lustrous red color and formed from Corundum, one of the hardest minerals on earth. Sapphires are also formed from Corundum and come in many different shades or colors. Rubies, however, are only red and will either be a lovely deep red shade, a pinkish-red shade known to have a brilliant shine or a fairly dull brownish red shade.