Rubies are considered as one of the top seven popular gemstones in the world and why won’t they? They not only gorgeous but bring out warmth and luxury when worn.
This July Birthstone, Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems, together with amethyst, sapphire, emerald, and diamond. The word ruby comes from ruber, Latin for red. The presence of chromium in the stone gives it that gorgeous red color. The quality and value of a ruby are defined on the basis of its color, cut, and clarity, which, along with carat weight.
Ruby is a tough and durable gem, and the only natural gemstone harder than Ruby is diamond.
The red color ruby gemstone is famously called as “King of gemstones”, due to its everlasting color and hardness that is just next to diamond. Also, this stone is called “stone of love” and appears at its best when it is worn in the form, of a wedding ring or engagement rings.
Natural red ruby does not only help in love and affection but also helps beat depression. it is considered as a mark of luxury and royalty. Progress in self-awareness, the realization of truth and steady movement towards life path is one of its main benefits. When it comes to healing the body, the ruby stone does it by curing blood disorders and circulation issues. It also improves detoxifies the body.
How to buy a perfect ruby:
- Colour: All the three factors- hue, saturation, and tone affect the quality of a ruby. The primary hue of ruby should be red along with medium darkness (tone) and have an intense red hue (saturation)
- Clarity: The more radiant and transparent a Ruby is, the higher its value. The fewer or smaller the inclusions, the higher the ruby’s price.
- Weight and Size: Fine-quality rubies over one carat are very rare, but commercial-quality rubies are commonly available in a wide range of sizes. The price per carat goes up significantly for ruby as it increases in size.
Treatments of Rubies:
These days treatment given to ruby is not an uncommon thing. Save yourself from buying fake rubies. The most common treatment given is the application of heat to improve its color. Another most common treatment is lead glass filling of rubies thereby improving the transparency of the stone and making the unsuitable rubies fit for applications in jewelry.
Types of ruby stones:
- Burmese ruby: Typically found in Myanmar, is usually dark red in color due to the high influence of the material chromium. Should check for any blemish marks in order to distinguish between fake and real ruby.
- Thai Ruby Gemstone: They stand in second after Burmese ruby for the same reason i.e. high level of chromium in them.
- Tanzania Rubies: On the ground, their appearance might be similar to hessonite stone. As the size of the stone increases, the color fades away thus making it less valuable.
- Madagascar Rubies: The rubies found basically in two areas one at region Andilamena and Vatomandry.
- Afghanistan Ruby Stone: The color of the original ruby stone found in this area ranges from light red to dark red in color.
Most Precious Ruby:
According to Wikipedia, The world’s most valuable ruby is the Sunrise Ruby. The ruby sold for a record US$30.42 million on 12 May 2015 at a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva, Switzerland to an anonymous buyer.
Rubies are a sure thing. With such royalty and class within now who wouldn’t want to own one of these. Head on to our shop section, to explore the world of rubies.