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Ruby Gems Description:
Ruby is a natural, deep pink to blood red-colored, precious gemstone of the Corundum family. The name Ruby is derived from the Latin word “ruber” meaning red. Geologist believes red color is caused by chromium and in case of brownish tones due to the presence of iron. Ruby is one of the most popular jewelry stones because of its exceptionally durable. It is used in various forms of jewelry, including bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings.
The red color can vary base on the origin or deposits. Well-known ruby deposits are located in Afghanistan, China, India, Madagascar, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, and the USA.
|Chakras||Heart Chakra, Base Chakra|
|Zodiac||Aries, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius|
|Color||Pinkish-red to Red|
Color is the most critical factor concerning ruby’s value. In the rubies case, it is the red hue with secondary hues ranging from purple and orange through to pink and violet, purple perhaps being the hue that best reinforces the intensity of the red. In today’s market, pure red colors command the highest values, and ruby with overtones of purple and orange are less valued. The tone needs to be neither too dark nor too light to be considered the finest quality. If it is too dark, it will negatively affect the stone’s brightness, or if it is too light, the stone may be supposed to be a pink sapphire, even if the color intensity is high.
Clarity usually plays a limited part in the valuation. It is nearly impracticable to find a ruby that requires no treatment; the color is created by impurities. Solely the best rubies are faceted, and these are the ones with minimal inclusions. The typical inclusions are in the form of white wisps of rutile. The white obviously diminishes the richness of the red. If prominent and large inclusions are located under the table facet, they significantly decrease the transparency, brilliance, and value of the stone. However, some inclusions can actually participate positively in a gem’s appearance. The presence of rutile silk induces light to spread across all facets that might otherwise be dark by adding softness to the color and spreads the color more smoothly across the ruby’s crown.
Various factors affect the cut and proportion of rubies. Its crystal shape dictates its suitability for specific cuts. The most usual shape is a flat tabular hexagonal shape, but ruby crystals from some sources can be elongated. To accommodate these crystal shapes, the most common shapes of fashioned rubies are cushions and ovals, with step-cut pavilions with concentric rows of rectangular or square facets, and brilliant-cut crowns of kite-shaped and triangular facets. Triangular, Round, emerald-cut, marquise, and pear rubies are also available. But these shapes are rare in high quality and sizes.
The most crucial factor about the cut is not to waste too many carats as the best of rubies are so valuable and rare. As a result, cuts are often imperfect. This is because the gems cutter may avoid diminishing the overall value by preserving size instead of going for the perfect cut. That said, the most suitable cut displays a ruby in all its glory, with light reflecting from every facet.
The cost per carat of ruby ranges significantly based on its size. Its value escalates dramatically with the larger stones given that they are so rare. Tiny rubies are typical; however, there is a premium in the price, in addition to a carat weight, whereby the rareness of the stone is factored in. For example, the price per carat can grow by tenfold for stones more significant than three carats.
Most of them are treated; they almost always have inclusions, and the heat treatment improves clarity and color, and in the low-quality stones, cracks on the surface of the stone are filled with synthetic or glass crystal to enable the use of the ruby in jewelry. It is crucial that the treatment to improve the ruby is permanent; anything less will certainly reduce its value.
Healing Properties of Ruby:
Courage, Confidence, Devotion, Enthusiasm, Energy, Generosity, Happiness, Inspiration, Passion, Prosperity, Power and Leadership
- Ruby encourages you to set realistic goals and keep that motivation alive to achieve those goals.
- Ruby encourages joy, spontaneity, laughter, and courage by keeping the passion and zest for life alive.
- It promotes positive dreams and aids in retaining wealth and love.
- Ruby protects you by shielding you from negative energies.
- Ruby treats infectious disease, fevers, and restricted blood flow.
- Astrologists recommend ruby for success and growth in businesses, jobs, social status, authority, and self-confidence.