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Exploring Ruby: The King of Gemstones

Exploring Ruby: The King of Gemstones

10 Mar, 2023 | Gemstone | Gem Selection

Rubies are renowned for their vibrant red color and have been used as a symbol of July birthdays, as well as being associated with the Cancer zodiac sign for centuries. This precious gemstone is a type of Corundum mineral that occurs naturally in a variety of colors. However, when it appears as a rich, vivid red, it is considered a ruby. Interestingly, all other colors of Corundum, such as blue, green, yellow, black, and colorless, are known as sapphires.


The value of natural rubies is high, particularly for larger gemstones that are exceedingly rare. The worth of a ruby depends on its size and the intensity of its red color. The most coveted ruby color is a deep, blood-red hue with a hint of blue, referred to as Pigeon's Blood Ruby or Burmese Ruby. This type of ruby is typically found in the Mogok valley of Burma, although some Burmese Rubies are found elsewhere. A flawless large Burmese Ruby can be worth millions of dollars.


Thailand, specifically Bangkok, is another notable source of rubies, but the gemstones found there are typically dark brownish-red in color with exceptional clarity. While clarity is a factor in determining a ruby's value, color is the primary consideration. A ruby with inclusions may be more valuable than a natural ruby without flaws if its color is of the highest quality.


In 1902, the Verneuil process was developed to create synthetic rubies. These man-made gems do not have any inclusions but are much less valuable than natural rubies, which can be identified by experts through the presence of flaws.

Natural rubies can be enhanced through heat treatment to improve their color and remove certain inclusions. However, finding an untreated natural ruby of exceptional quality is a rare and valuable discovery.


Rubies and Their Significance

Ruby gemstones hold great significance and have been associated with passion, fire, power, warmth, and love for centuries. They were believed to offer protection against evil and were worn by kings, political leaders, and warrior chiefs for their supposed power to aid in courage, leadership, and success. Due to their intense color and attributes, rubies were once referred to as the King of Gems.


Rubies are also said to symbolize the sun and can provide energy and vitality when worn. They have a strong association with love and have been used as wedding stones throughout history, making them the ultimate sensory stone.


Summing Up

For centuries, rubies have been highly valued as a precious gemstone. Their vivid red color can make them more valuable than diamonds, especially when found in larger sizes. Rubies symbolize power, courage, success, and most importantly, love and passion. If you happen to stumble upon a ruby with a deep blood-red hue and a hint of blue, hold onto it tightly, as it could be worth a fortune. To get your hands of certified, natural ruby gemstone, get in touch with Khanna Gems today.

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