Original Ruby Stone -The magnificent gem!
Ruby is a type of mineral corundum that ranges in color from pinkish-red to pigeon blood ruby (aluminum oxide). One of the most well-liked traditional gems is ruby, which is also quite strong. Sapphires are the name for many corundum variations that are gem-quality. Ruby, along with amethyst, sapphire, emerald, and diamond, is one of the classic cardinal stones. It derives from the Latin word ‘ruber,’ which means red. The element chromium is responsible for a Real Manik Stone hue.
Ruby crystal structure
- According to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, the original Ruby Stone has a hardness of 9.0. Only diamond and moissanite are tougher natural stones; diamond has a Mohs hardness of 10.0, while moissanite has a hardness that is midway between corundum (ruby) and diamond.
- In pure corundum, this leaves all of the aluminum ions with a very stable configuration of no unpaired electrons or unfilled energy levels, and the crystal is perfectly colorless and transparent except for flaws.
- Sapphire, ruby, and pure corundum are all forms of “alumina,” the most stable form of Al2O3, in which 3 electrons leave each aluminum ion to join the regular octahedral group of six nearby O2 ions.
Mining and occurrence
- In the past, original Manik Stones have been mined in Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, India, Namibia, Japan, Scotland, and the Pailin and Samlout District of Cambodia.
- Natural Ruby Gemstone reserves were discovered in Madagascar, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Vietnam following the Second World War.
Certified Ruby Gemstones are graded using the four Cs, color, cut, clarity, and carat weight, much like other gemstones. Additionally, the geographic origin of rubies is taken into consideration. These are some of the key
value-affecting variables associated with ruby gemstones. It’s important to note that each ruby is unique, and other factors may also impact its value. It’s always advisable to consult with a reputable jeweler or gemologist such as the professionals selling ruby jewellery in Melbourne for an appraisal.
- The most crucial element in the appraisal of colored gemstones is color. Three elements make up a color: hue, saturation, and tone. Hue is the same as how we often refer to color. The pure spectrum of colors of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet may be found in transparent gemstones.
Natural colors are rarely pure; thus, when discussing a gemstone’s color, we refer to its primary, secondary, and occasionally tertiary colors. Red is the definition of ruby. Sapphire is the name given to the other colors of the corundum gem species. Numerous secondary colors, including orange, purple, violet, and pink, can be seen in natural Ruby Gemstones.
- Due to the abundance of inclusions in rubies, the size, quantity, position, and visibility of the inclusions are used to assess the clarity of the gemstone.
- Due to the fact that inclusions are least noticeable to the unaided eye, rubies with the highest clarity ratings are referred to as “eye-clean.” Silk-like inclusions, which are slender and intersect, may also be seen in rubies.
- Since extreme heat will damage a ruby’s silk, the existence of silk can also reveal if a manik has previously undergone a heat treatment, enhancing the look of the stone.
Imitation and synthesis
- Also sold are imitation rubies. There have been fraudulent claims that red spinels, red garnets, and colored glass are rubies. Imitations date back to the Roman era, and procedures for coloring foil red were invented in the 17th century.
- To do this, scarlet wool was burned in the furnace’s lower section before being put beneath the imitation stone. Unaware purchasers may be misled by trade terminology like balas ruby for red spinel and rubellite for red tourmaline. Many gemological organizations, like the Laboratory Manual Harmonisation Committee (L), forbid the use of such words.
Records and well-known instances
- Washington, D.C.’s National Museum of Natural History houses rubies. Some of the biggest and most exquisite gemstones in the world may be seen in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Businessman and philanthropist Peter Buck gave the 23.1-carat (4.62 g)
- Burmese ruby in honor of his late wife, Carmen Licia. It is set in a platinum ring with diamonds. This diamond has stunning transparency together with a deeply saturated red hue. The carefully crafted cut offers vibrant crimson reflections. In the 1930s, the stone was mined in Burma’s (now Myanmar’s) Mogok area.
Cultural and historical allusions
- It is frequently mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible, including several times in the Books of Exodus and Proverbs. It is uncertain if the Biblical terms refer specifically to rubies as opposed to other gems.
- In the literature on China’s North Silk Road, it is said that these gems were first transported and traded there around 200 BC while they were being transported from China to the West.
- In Asian nations, it has long been highly prized. In India and China, they were used to adorn the armor, scabbards, and harnesses of noblemen. Buildings used to have rubies buried beneath their bases to bring luck to them.
- Real Manik is considered to be the “gemstone of the Sun and also the heavenly god Surya, the leader of the nine heavenly bodies (Navagraha),” according to ancient Hindu astrology. It’s believed that wearing and adoring rubies makes the Sun smile on the person.
What is the price of a 1-carat Certified Ruby Gemstone?
Standard Pricing-The stones that weigh approximately 1 carat will cost you between $20 per carat to $5,000 per carat. Based on what is available in our inventory. This cost increases sharply based on good color, even if they have been heated, and easily doubles for unheated ones.
- The King of Gemstones, this beautiful stone symbolizes the Sun and is said to provide the wearer with excellent health and mental fortitude. When decorated by women, it evokes passion and strength, but when worn by men, it emphasizes manhood and majesty. It is also believed to boost knowledge, confidence, spirituality, and creativity.
- The Manipura Chakra, the body’s navel, is connected to the stone. Wearing this stone encourages leadership skills, fosters responsibility in the user, and aids in opening this chakra. It also aids in the treatment of depression by instilling a sense of independence and self-respect. Its good energy stimulates the pineal gland, which helps with clear vision, sharpness, and concentration.
Navratan strongly recommends that you purchase real, certified original stones from our online gem bazaar and obtain a certificate of authenticity. In addition to SSEF, GRS, GIA, IGI, and Gubelin, our gemstones are extensively analyzed and certified by reputable laboratories as well. The shipping service provided by Navratan is reliable throughout the world.
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