"The most renowned rubies typically form in marble, which is created by heat and pressure acting on existing limestone deposits. Called “marble-hosted” by gemologists, these rubies lack iron and have a higher concentration of chromium. Because of this, they have an intense red color. These rubies typically fluoresce red under ultraviolet light—even the ultraviolet light in sunlight, making their color even more intense. Are you lucky to have July’s birthstone?"- GIA Education via Facebook
Attached is an article about the beautiful and prized red gem that is the birthstone for July. While natural stones are very beautiful and come in a great variety of qualities and colors of reds, they can be out of budget for many people. Man made stones, or synthetics, can be a great alternative to bring down cost without compromising look or giving up the properties of the natural stone. We have new birthstone jewelry that features both natural or synthetic options for customers.
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