Pictured is an example of a cut and polished, loose, natural ruby gemstone.
Similar to sapphires, rubies are branches of the corundum mineral family. There is a small distinctive difference; ruby stones come in one glimmering shade: red. There’s nothing more attractive than the bright red of a ruby, and attaining untreated ruby gemstones is exceptionally unique and singular. Its mystical powers help the wearer to attain success and growth in businesses, and jobs, recognize social status in the masses, authority, and self-confidence.
The Latin word “ruber,” which means red, is the source of the English term “ruby.” Since Natural Ruby Stone has long been a favorite of individuals in positions of authority and those in love, they are regarded as a gemstone that evokes strong feelings. Even a tale about the origin of a ruby gemstone exists in some civilizations. It was said that rubies grew on trees, beginning as white blossoms and developing into mature red ruby stones ready for harvest.
As well as being used and valued in some of the oldest societies, rubies are mentioned in the Bible.
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: Geologists commonly believe that natural ruby gemstones 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.
BIRTHSTONE: Ruby gemstone is considered the traditional birthstone for July and the popular gemstone for the astrological signs of Cancer.
Ruby gemstone is a very durable stone. Its Mohs hardness rating is 9.0, placing it below moissanite and diamond. Impurities of various colors are present in natural rubies. Rutile needle inclusions, sometimes known as “silk,” are additional flaws. These flaws are crucial in the identification of synthetic rubies. Most rubies nowadays have undergone heat treatments quite frequently. Rubies come in pinkish-red to the blood-red colored gemstones, such as Pink Ruby, Orangy red ruby.
TREATMENT: Rubies are generally full of cracks and fissures, which make them more opaque, crude, and less lustrous it has become an industry standard to fill the cracks in ruby gemstones, thereby improving their clarity. Traditional treatments expose ruby to 1800 degrees to enhance its clarity and color.
UNUSUAL PROPERTIES: Ruby stones have a vibration that radiates with an intensity that projects energy and enthusiasm for life. It encourages leadership and increased concentration, with a sharpness of intellect. Its energy may assist you with clear visualization by stimulating the pineal gland. The 40th anniversary is considered significant for a ruby gemstone and is celebrated worldwide. This beautiful crystal springs the pure Red ray with a vibrancy matchless in the gemstone crown.
It actively spurs the Root Chakra, red color responsible for wealth, prosperity, and happiness by bringing solidity in every aspect of life and into the spirit. It helps to declutter the mind, enhance concentration and motivation and bring an understanding of power to the wearer, a self-confidence and courage that defeats timidity and drives one toward accomplishment and success.
USAGE: A ruby gem is used in all forms of jewelry, including bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings. It is used both as a centerpiece gemstone in pendants and rings and as a secondary stone to complement other gemstones such as Diamonds.
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