Ruby is the birthstone for July and gemstone for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.

Ruby's mineral name is corundum.  In its purest form, corundum is colorless.  Trace elements that become part of the crystal's structure give the stone its color.  Chromium is the trace element that causes ruby's red color.

The most renowned rubies typically form in marble.  They are found in layers that are distributed irregularly within the surrounding marble.  Marble has low iron content, so the rubies that originate in marble lack iron and usually have a considerably more intense red color.


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Hart’s Fine Jewelry is a locally owned and operated company, since 2007. Owner, Jeff Hart, has more than 26 years of experience in the jewelry industry and is a GIA Resident Graduate Gemologist. After 18 years of working in a chain store, Jeff decided that he wanted to offer fine jewelry in a more friendly atmosphere, and without the markup required by the chain store. Jeff’s philosophy to selling jewelry is, great jewelry at a great price.

Hart’s Fine Jewelry is a friendly, low pressure store, where you can spend as much time as you need choosing or creating the perfect piece of jewelry. When you shop with us, you can rest assured that you will get the highest possible quality for the best price available.

Noteworthy Rubies

  • One summer day in 1957 while taking a swim, Liz Taylor's 3rd husband, Mike Todd, presented her with a beautiful ruby and diamond necklace with matching earrings.  No need for a special occasion when you are Liz Taylor.
  • The Harry Winston Ruby Slippers.  To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, the renowned jewelers Harry Winston crafted the most expensive shoes ever made.  Valued at over $3 million, these Ruby Slippers are set with 1350ctw of rubies.

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