Red Ruby radiates love and vivacity, passion and power, elegance and richness. Ruby beads are found not only in plain rounds and rondells but in many shapes and sizes giving beaders more variety and oppurtunity for being more creative.
Ruby Gemstone Beads -
Ruby Gemstone beads are found in many sizes and shapes. The size varies from 2mm to 30mm. Some of the most common shapes are -
- Plain Rondell - 2mm to 12mm
- Faceted Rondell - 2mm to 16mm
- Plain or Faceted Tear Drops - 5mm to 30mm
- Pear shaped - 5mm to 20mm
- Heart Shape - 4mm to 12mm
- Bicone Shape - 5mm to 12mm
- Diamond Shape - 6mm to 14mm
- Oval Shape - 4mm to 16mm
- Chicklets - 5mm to 12mm
- And many more..
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Premium Ruby deposits are found in mines of Burma. But working conditions in the mines are horrendous.
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'.
Rubies produced in India and Africa have some inclusions, making them eminently suitable for beads or cabochons.
Now Ruby has become "Simply Affordable and Gorgeous".
Rubies have a hardness of 9.0 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Among the natural gems only diamond is harder, with a Mohs 10.0 by definition.
Variety of Ruby -
Prices of rubies are primarily determined by color. The brightest and best "red" called pigeon blood red, commands a huge premium. After color follows clarity: similar to diamonds, a clear stone will command a premium, but a ruby without any needle-like rutile inclusions will indicate the stone has been treated one way or another. Cut and carat (size) also determine the price.
All natural rubies have imperfections in them, including color impurities and inclusions of rutile needles known as "silk". Gemologists use these needle inclusions found in natural rubies to distinguish them from synthetics, simulants, or substitutes. Usually the rough stone is heated before cutting. Almost all rubies today are treated in some form, with heat treatment being the most common practice.
Imitation rubies are also marketed. Red spinel, red garnet and glass have been falsely named as rubies. Usually sellers use Ruby word to indicate the color of any gemstone, which could be pretty misleading for buyers.
Some facts -
1. The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, has received one of the world's largest and finest ruby gemstones.
2. Ruby is the birthstone associated with July and of the zodiac sign Cancer.
3. Ruby is associated with the sun in Vedic astrology.
4. Ruby is associated with a 40th wedding anniversary.
King of Gemstones- A Gift that will last a Lifetime
Ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with the sapphire, emerald and the diamond. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires.
Which colour would you spontaneously associate with love and vivacity, passion and power? Red. 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.