Ruby is the birthstone for July and since it was first discovered it has been associated with Fire and Passion because its name is derived from the Latin word ruber, meaning “red”.
Ruby is a variety of the mineral corundum, and gets its color from trace amounts of the element chromium. The more chromium, the stronger the red.
The finest example of Ruby is a deep red with a hint of purple, called “pigeon’s blood” in the Jewellery trade.
The Ruby was called the “king of precious stones” in ancient India for its rarity, beauty and hardness which is only second to Diamond.
This mysterious gem has long being associated with the life force blood and muted to have seemingly mystical powers.
The Ruby is a symbol of power and youthful energy in Indian Jewellery.
Today ruby is more commonly given on the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.
For further independent information about Ruby’s please feel free to visit the official GIA Website who have some fantastic information on this wonderful Gemstone.
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