7 interesting facts about ruby

The name ruby comes from the latin word ruber, which means ‘‘red.” Ruby is usually more pink than garnet.

 Ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with sapphire, emerald and diamond.

Ruby is the birthstone for July and the gem for the 15th and 40th anniversaries.

The quality of a ruby is determined by its color, cut and clarity, which, along with carat weight, affect its value.

Fine gems are pure, vibrant red to slightly purplish red.

If a ruby’s inclusions affect its transparency or brilliance they reduce the gem’s value significantly.

Rubies can command the highest per-carat price of any colored stone. This makes ruby one of the most important gems in the colored stone market.