Hamid Bros are a wholesale company and only supply the Jewellery Trade.
Ruby is the birthstone for July and the gem for 40th Wedding Anniversaries. Desired throughout history, it is available in deep to lighter vibrant red, its hardness is 9. Fine quality ruby is becoming increasingly rare especially in gems over 1ct. Due to the shape of the crystal it is usually cut into oval and cushion shapes, so large rounds, squares and emerald cuts are scarce. Bright clean gems are desirable, but dull included material is unattractive. Country of origin does not guarantee fine quality as all areas produce various qualities. Currently it is mined in Mozambique, Burma, Madagascar, and very limited quantities in Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand and Vietnam.