Happy Birthday to all of you lovely July babies! Your special gemstone is the infinitely beautiful Ruby! For many cultures, rubies signify romance, wealth and success. The Ruby, whose mineral composition belongs in the corundum family, glows with an intense red in sunlight due to the nature of the gems red fluorescence. Trace elements of Chromium found in a Ruby’s chemical composition are what gives it that intense fiery red we know and love. Color is the most important factor of a Ruby. Due to this reason, they are amongst the most valuable colored gemstones on the market. Fine quality rubies over 1 carat are very rare and therefore the price rises significantly for larger fine quality rubies. Did you know that the very first laser was created in 1960, used the red fluorescent light emitted by a ruby?