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Resplendent Rubies - Happy Birthday, July!

Ahhhh...all of those lucky ladies with July birthdays!  Oh, how I love working with rubies.  With their rich, red color, it almost seems like an injustice to combine them with any other gemstone (save diamonds, of course). Rubies are a corundum, same as sapphires.  However, rubies are designated as the red shades of corundum ranging from having tints of pink, purple, orange and brownish-red.  The chromium and iron content of the stone is what affects the varying shades of red a ruby may possess.  The trace mineral content tends to vary with the geologic formation which produced the ruby, so...