Rubies

Ruby necklace and fashion ring

Rubies

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.
Ruby pendants

Meaning

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.

Shapes

Shane Co. carries all of the traditional ruby shapes, as well as many nontraditional shapes that other jewelers do not.

Facts

Color: Red
Mineral Family: Corundum
Hardness: 9.0 on the Mohs scale
Ruby pendants
Ruby earrings

Legends & Lore

A symbol of love and immortality, the ruby has been the focus of many myths and legends throughout the centuries. The vibrant red gem was commonly thought by some cultures to bless wearers with health, wealth, wisdom and success in affairs of the heart.

Origins

From the Lain word "rubeus," meaning "red."