Rubies (also known as the king of stones!) get their extraordinary colour from the element ‘Chromium’ and can range in hue from claret to bright, blood-red to a luxurious deep magenta and even purple! All natural rubies feature unique internal flaws, known by gemologists as ‘silk’ which helps to distinguish a true ruby from a man-made imitation.
Ruby is the ideal stone for passionate, creative, energetic people and is said to be the best gem for boosting vitality and personal power. It’s also the birthstone of July, symbolising kindness, warmth and inner light which perfectly encapsulates all of the July babies we know and love!