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|Ring Type:||Fine Jewelry||Metal Stamp:||Au750|
|Occasion:||Anniversary, Engagement, Gift||Ring Shape:||Flower|
|Stone Color:||Pigeon's Blood Red||Ring Size:||US #5, #5.5, #6, #6.5, #7, #7.5, #8|
0.52ct Oval Cut Ruby And Diamonds Ring In18K Solid Gold Precious Metal Jewelry
4x6mm in Diameter
22 natural white diamond accents
18K Rose Gold
High Polish Finish
Weights 2.38-2.45 Grams
Fine Jewelry Ring
Red is the colour of love. It radiates warmth and a strong sense of vitality. And red is also the colour of the ruby, the king of the gemstones. In the fascinating world of gemstones, the ruby is the undisputed ruler.
For thousands of years, the ruby has been considered one of the most valuable gemstones on Earth. It has everything a precious stone should have: magnificent colour, excellent hardness and outstanding brilliance. In addition to that, it is an extremely rare gemstone, especially in its finer qualities.
For a long time India was regarded as the ruby's classical country of origin. In the major works of Indian literature, a rich store of knowledge about gemstones has been handed down over a period of more than two thousand years. The term 'corundum', which we use today, is derived from the Sanskrit word 'kuruvinda'. The Sanskrit word for ruby is 'ratnaraj', which means something like 'king of the gemstones'. And it was a royal welcome indeed which used to be prepared for it. Whenever a particularly beautiful ruby crystal was found, the ruler sent high dignitaries out to meet the precious gemstone and welcome it in appropriate style.
Ruby symbolism And Meaning
Regarded as a symbol of passion, courage and protection, rubies have been a beloved gemstone for centuries. Historical trade records indicate that rubies were prized as far back as 200 B.C. when they were traded on the North Silk Road in China.
Due to the good fortune they were thought to bring, rubies were placed beneath building foundations for extra security. Ancient Chinese and Hindu noblemen embellished their armor and harnesses with rubies before heading into battle, believing rubies would offer them protection. Similarly, the Burmese thought they carried invincible power, and warriors planted rubies into their skin before heading into battles.
Ancient Hindus offered rubies to the god Krishna because they believed it would allow them to be reborn as emperors. And the Greeks attested that the glow of the ruby had the power to melt wax.
Across countries and centuries, the ruby has been revered as a gem full of passion and power. Known as the king of precious gems, rubies remain popular in engagement, wedding and birthstone jewelry.
The darker end of the ruby spectrum tends to have more value in the marketplace, but some people genuinely prefer the brighter, lighter gem shades.
Rubies are composed of the red variation of mineral corundum, or aluminum oxide. The chromium gives the ruby its red pigment and glow, making an eye-catching stone. Gems of other mineral corundum variations are known as sapphires.
On the Mohs durability scale, rubies rate a 9.0, only one grade below the diamond. They are sturdy stones that are resistant during everyday wear.
For centuries, the Mogok Valley in Burma (now known as Myanmar), was the major source for rubies, particularly deep red gems with a purple tone. Since the 1990s, rubies have also been produced from Mong Hsu, Myanmar, although these stones naturally lack the deep red hue found in the Mogok Valley. Rubies from the Mong Hsu region are often treated with heat techniques to improve the color saturation.
Ruby deposits can also be found in other countries around the world, including Cambodia, Thailand, Afghanistan, Australia, Colombia, India, Japan and Brazil.