Happy birthday to our July babies – and lucky for you, it’s the month of the ruby! In addition to July’s birthstone, rubies are the gemstones associated with the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.
Pearls are perhaps the most beloved gem of all, with history dating all the way back to 2206 BC. There are both natural and cultured pearls. Natural pearls are formed in the bodies of certain mollusks, while cultured pearls are created using human intervention usually in mollusks raised for that purpose. There are 4 types of cultured pearls based on their origin: