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Ruby, The King of Gems


The King of Gems

The mystical Red Gemstone that has mesmerized Royals & Gods alike. The Precious gemstone said to be the Gem worthy of Kings. Ruby is a gem variety of Corundum, Red in color, magnificent in attraction. The fire of Ruby is its biggest unique characterstic. With a hardness of 9 Mohr, it is one of the most durable gems, and needless to say, the Rarest of All. A perfect and a pure Ruby without any impurities is deemed priceless. No wonder, Ruby is titled as the King of Gems.

The richness of a red Ruby makes Ruby a unique stone among the gemstone. The stories behind this precious stone cover Ruby with unveiled myth.

Pair of rough rubies from Gemfields

Ancient Charms about Ruby : To the ancient, Ruby represented integrity, devotion, happiness, healing, courage, romance, generosity, inspiration, and prosperity. According to legend, warriors take it as a talisman to protect themselves against fierce beasts and disasters and believed Ruby brings victory. The Kings believed that Ruby symbolizes glory, power and status, and accordingly the Kings always enrusted a Ruby to enhance their crown and sword. Even more interesting, in the ancient language of Sanskrit & the scripts of Vedas, Ruby is called 'ratnaraj', which means “King of Gemstones”. Ruby, none the less, is a powerful stone and has long been considered a magnet for prosperity, attracting abundance both materially and spiritually.

Incomparable Rubies : Rubies today are more valuable and rare than even fine quality colorless diamonds. A practical reason for rubies popularity is related to its hardness & rarity. Ruby has a hardness rating of 9 on Mohs scale, second only to diamond & are upto 300 times rarer than diamonds. This makes a Ruby durable to adorn frequently worn jewelry items and also stand the tests of time when passed from one generation to the next. Furthermore, Ruby’s average size is also generally less than any other gemstone's and hence Rubies are the scarcest of all gemstones and command extremely high prices.

Burmese rubies tend to be the most sought after variety of ruby because of their superior clarity, hue and saturation.

Charming Rubies for Modern Women :Ruby is invaluable & one of the most sought after precious gemstone in the present day. Some of the most renowned ladies from Royal families & Hollywood have always shown their love for Ruby by wearing magnificent Rubies to some of the most important days of their lives.

  • Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II :Jewelry studded with large (because of the rarity of Rubies, anything over 3cts. is considered large for a Ruby) & Beautiful Rubies were some her most prized collections!
  • Elizabeth taylor :
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis :Ruby was one of her favorites. Ranging a from a spectacular 17.68cts. faceted Ruby ring to cabochon Ruby earrings & rings, Ruby has featured in Lady Jacqueline's collections time & again.
  • Marlene Dietrich :In the movie 'Stage Fright', the iconic actress wore her own Ruby bracelet which was later sold for close to 1 Million USD!
  • Jessica Simpson :The modern singer & fashion designer from America, Jessica Simpson recently got engaged with a beautiful Ruby ring.

This is but a small list in the millions & billions of women throughout the world through times & generations who have loved Rubies & will continue to do so!

Ruby is the birthstone of July. Since Ruby represents romance and devotion, it is an excellent choice for an engagement ring. It is the traditional wedding anniversary gift for a couple's 15th and 40th and 80th year.

Ruby, a precious stone that can never be overlooked.

From the ancient lores about Rubies to the value they carry forward today, we can hardly keep it out of our sight.

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