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July 6, 2017
Natural ruby can vary widely in color, from light to dark reddish purplish hues & is the most sought after red gemstone, representing the birthstone for the month of July. The most valuable rubies are those with a deep blood-red color, called “pigeon blood red” and a high level of clarity. Like a diamond, cut quality and carat weight also determine the value of a ruby.
With ruby being one of the "Big Four" and a highly sought after gem, it is very important to be aware of man made simulants and lab created 'rubies' available on the market. At Decor, we only carry natural gemstones, but you will likely run into these imitation stones elsewhere, so just make sure to compare apples to apples when shopping around! Below, you will find a few of our favorite ruby pieces currently in store: