Ruby -

Ruby

 

Birthstone - July

Mohs scale of hardness - 9

Colour - Part of the corundum family, this red variety occurs as bright red, pink red, purple red and brown red

Cut - As cabochons or as faceted gemstones

Found - Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam, Thailand

Care Tip - A hard gemstone that can appear cloudy when needing cleaned.  Clean with mild liquid soap, warm water and an old soft bristtled toothbrush