Pictured is an example of a cut and polished, loose, natural ruby gemstone.
COLOR: Ranges between Pinkish Red to Vivid medium-dark toned red
ORIGIN: Burma, Madagascar, Thailand, South India, SriLanka, Afghanistan, China, Tanganyika
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: Al2O3: Cr (aluminium oxide with chromium)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 3.97 – 4.05
REFRACTIVE INDEX: 1.768–1.772
FORMATION: The commonly held belief amongst geologists is that rubies are formed by tectonic plates smashing together forcing limestone deposits deep into the earth where intense heat and pressure metamorphosed the limestone into sparkly marble.
UNUSUAL PROPERTIES: Ruby stone has a vibration that radiates with an intensity that projects energy and enthusiasm for life. It encourages leadership and increased concentration, with sharpness of intellect. Its energy may assist you with clear visualization, through its stimulation of the pineal gland. The 40th anniversary is considered to be significant for Ruby and is celebrated worldwide.
USAGE: Ruby is used in all forms of jewellery, including bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings. It is used both as centrepiece gemstone in pendants and rings, as well as a secondary stone to complement other gemstones such as Diamonds.
WHAT WE SUPPLY: We can supply all kinds of colors, qualities from different origins and in different kinds of cuts. But the ones listed in this section is medium quality Ruby. For other Ruby stones, please send us an e-mail to [email protected] with your requirements and we will find that piece for you.