COLORED GEMS 101
Learn more about our most vibrant stones — sapphires, rubies and gemstones.
Choose from over a dozen sapphire shades including traditional blue, the most iconic sapphire color of all.
ALWAYS NATURAL, NEVER SYNTHETIC
We sell only real stones, formed in nature, not in a laboratory, because only natural stones hold their financial and sentimental value over time.
STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
Every Shane Co. ruby is individually hand-selected by Tom Shane in Bangkok, the gemstone capital of the world.
See how we source, select and recut our rubies to obtain their deep red color and superior sparkle.
Hand-cut gemstones in over a dozen colors, including blush-tone morganite, purple amethyst and beautiful blue aquamarine.
Our colored gemstones are an affordable alternative to diamonds. We hand-select our stones with the same superior standards of beauty and quality as our diamonds.
ONLY STONES THAT MEET OUR STANDARDS
We handcraft our jewelry to last a lifetime and stand behind that promise with a Free Lifetime Warranty. Therefore, we only carry types of stones that meet our rigid standards of durability.
Certain colored stones, such as emeralds and opal, are too fragile for Shane Co. jewelry.
WHAT IS THE MOHS SCALE OF HARDNESS?
Hardness refers to a gem's ability to resist scratching. The Mohs scale grades the hardness of gems on a scale from 1 (very soft) to 10 (very hard). Harder gems, like diamonds and sapphires, are less susceptible to wear and tear.
Discover the beauty and symbolism of birthstone jewelry, a personal gift for you or someone you love.
DOES SHANE CO. SELL TREATED RUBIES AND SAPPHIRES?
Rubies and sapphires commonly undergo treatments (typically heat treatment, either with or without beryllium) to intensify the stone's natural color. These treatments are permanent. We will never sell a stone that was glass filled or otherwise treated with something not permanent. Every Shane Co. stone is guaranteed for life under our warranty.