Ruby Jewelry: 5 Fun Facts

July is right around the corner, jewelry hounds, and that means one thing and one thing only: rubies. In honor of this fiery lil’ gem, here are 5 fantastic facts to keep you up to speed on this month’s hottest sparkler.

1. Rubies are sapphires. Practically the only difference between rubies and sapphires is color. Both gemstones come from the corundum mineral. While rubies are red however, all other corundum color varieties are known as sapphires. Rubies_blog_20150626_a_

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2. Rubies can be worn as engagement rings. Jessica Simpson’s engagement ring to Eric Johnson is a 5 ct vintage Tiffany & Co. ruby sparkler, in honor of her July birthday. Rubies_blog_20150626_b_

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3. The world’s largest ruby is owned by a Chinese jewelry company and weighs in at 8184g (40920 Carat) which is 5.11 by 5.43 by 5.70 inches. Rubies_blog_20150626_c_

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4. The world’s most precious and finest rubies can be found in Myanmar, which is where the term “Burmese Ruby” originated. Rubies_blog_20150626_d_

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5. The world’s most expensive ruby was the “Hope Ruby” which weighs in at 32.08 carats and sold for $6.74 million. Rubies_blog_20150626_e_

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