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3 Gemstones That Sparkle for the Fourth of July

Monday, June 17, 2019  
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Jack Abraham star ruby
Burma Star Ruby and diamond ring, by Jack Abraham—The Precious Collection.

The American Independence Day—or the Fourth of July—is when we celebrate our country’s freedom and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It’s also considered the height of summer!

It’s a time for family reunions, barbecues, picnics, parades, and the much-anticipated fireworks displays. On this day, we proudly display our nation’s colors: red, white, and blue.


Fun Fact: More than 14,000 firework displays are put on across the country on the Fourth of July!


But don’t let those fireworks grab all the attention. Create your own sparkle-fest with three gemstones that will beautify your patriotic style. We’re talking about rubies, white diamonds, and blue sapphires!

In honor of the holiday, we’ve picked a few designs by our American Gem Society members that feature one of the three, aforementioned gemstones. Click on each image below to get a closer look.


Red Rubies

Fana ruby ring
Ruby and diamond right-hand ring,
by Fana.
Omi Privé Ruby and Diamond Studs
Ruby and diamond studs,
by Omi Privé.

Ruby and diamond necklace,
by Armadani.


White Diamonds

Hearts On Fire
Illa Comet Pendant,
by Hearts On Fire.
KC Designs
Diamond Starburst Wire Bangle,
by KC Designs.
NEI Group
North Star drop diamond earrings,
by NEI Group.


Blue Sapphires

Uneek Fine Jewelry
Cushion-cut blue sapphire and diamond dangle earrings, by Uneek Fine Jewelry.
Blue sapphire and diamond vintage-inspired engagement ring, by Beverley K
Blue sapphire and diamond vintage-inspired engagement ring, by Beverley K.
Nash James Enterprises LLC
Sapphire and diamond pendant,
by Nash James Enterprises LLC.


May your Fourth of July celebration be sensational, safe, and full of sparkle! To find an AGS-credentialed jeweler near you, visit


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The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

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