Tom Shane travels to Bangkok, Thailand, "the gemstone capital of the world," several times every year and hand-selects each ruby. To maximize the stones' beauty and value, he has them re-cut to his exacting specifications. The cut of every Shane Co. ruby is critical, as it determines color depth and the brilliance projected by the gemstone. Shane Co. is very selective. Our rubies are natural, never lab-created, and always a vibrant red.
In addition to being the official birthstone for July and the traditional gift for 40th wedding anniversaries, the ruby is frequently given in celebration of the birth of a daughter.
Shane Co. carries all of the traditional ruby shapes, as well as many nontraditional shapes that other jewelers do not.
Mineral Family: Corundum
Hardness: 9.0 on the Mohs scale