Gemstones

Rubies to be used in all kinds of jewelries

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Rubies have been discovered all over the world but Upper Myanmar was for centuries the number one source of rubies in the world. They primarily come out of South East Asia and the Middle East although a few rubies have been found in the United States in Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wyoming. And even more recently they’ve been found beneath the ice shelf in Greenland. In the 2000’s rubies were found in a river area of Kenya. And also in 2009 rubies were found in Mozambique. Rubies can be found in several areas of the world and are unique and precious gemstones.

Spinel, another red gemstone, is sometimes found along with rubies in the same gem gravel or marble. Red spinel may be mistaken for ruby by those lacking experience with gems. However, the finest red spinel’s can have a value approaching that of the average ruby. The color of rubies varies from vermilion to red. The most desired color is “pigeon’s blood”, which is pure red with a hint of blue. If the color is too pink, the stone is a pink sapphire. The same is true if it is too violet – it is a violet sapphire. The best rubies and star rubies are bright red. Most rubies come from Burma and Thailand.

Color divides into three components; hue, saturation and tone. Hue refers to “color” as we normally use the term. Transparent gemstones occur in the following primary hues: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet. These are known as pure spectral hues in nature there are rarely pure hues so when speaking of the hue of a gemstone we speak of primary and secondary and sometimes tertiary hues. In ruby the primary hue must be red. Ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminum). The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from rubber, Latin for red.

This particular type of gemstone is also used a lot in different types of jewelries such as bracelets, rings, necklaces, etc. As being said before, they also come in different colors depending that you could choose from depending on what you prefer. Some would pick their colors because of their personalities, some might choose them because of their mood and some might even pick them because it is their favorite color. When you are buying any jewelry with rubies on them, you would also want to make sure that they are real. This could be done by going to gemstone laboratory or with a tool called Loupe.

Checking if the gemstone that you are buying is real or not could be essential because of the imitation and fake ruby gemstones that are around the market these days. You would definitely be disappointed when you find out sometime in the future that the jewelry that you bought has fake rubies on it. Another way that you could make sure too, is to get the certificate of the gemstone itself from the store that you bought it in for you to keep. This could also be another method in making sure that they are real.

There are a lot of people that like this particular type of gemstone especially because of the radiant look that it gives with its glow. The ruby name itself comes from the Latin word Rubrum that means red. A lot of people choose to use this significant red ruby because it has been believed that red rubies when they are worn by people could bring happiness and also prestige. Red ruby could also somewhat shine in the dark place and fluorescent in ultra violet light The stone itself is the birthstone for anyone that is born in the month of July which could be a good birthday present jewelry for anyone that was born in that month.

Ruby is also a gemstone that could have a strong power that symbolizes love, which is why a lot of spouses or partners could pick a ring or necklace with rubies on them for their loved ones as gifts. This could be used as birthday gift, engagement rings, wedding rings etc. With its rarity, this gemstone has been the best stone for thousands of years along with its best quality. Other than to be used as a gift, this particular type of gemstone is also used a lot on jewelries found in royalties.

Royal family members would definitely want to wear the best jewels, jewelries and gemstones on them. It could be for their rings, necklaces or even bracelets and ruby is one of the gemstone that you would find a lot used by them. It projects the high sense of style, personalities and also luxury. With so many women that love jewelries and gemstones, this type of gemstone itself could be mixed and match or combined with any other stone such as garnet, diamonds, opal, etc. It could also be combined with silver, gold or white gold in any type of jewelries to make them look more elegant.

The stone itself has a very high price which cause it not so many people could afford the real one, hence there are a lot of imitations and fakes in the market for ruby type of jewelries. By having a simple ruby with good quality of carats, combined with a silver fitting rings it could look really nice, simple yet elegant for the wearer. It is also highly recommended to keep your jewelries in a special case inside your wardrobe or usually gemstone collectors would keep them in a specific case so they don’t get damaged or broken. Some even prefer to keep them in the safe deposit box inside a bank so they are more secure.

There are different types of prices for ruby gemstone, on its own or even used in jewelries. Different carats and colors have different prices too, all depending on your pick, style and individual personality. Also you would want to make sure that you keep them maintained well by cleaning them regularly using a special liquid cleaner or even bring them to the jewelry store to have them do it for you for perfection.

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