July Birthstone- Ruby

>> Friday, July 11, 2008

Gemstones are most popular with birth. It is well known that if we wear stones according to our birth month. Prosperity, luck and good health are related with the stones in ones life. It is well known and popular with people, and have a strong belief in stones. Each precious or semi precious gemstone is associated with particular month. A set of 12 gemstones are associated with particular month.

Ruby, the precious gem stone is associated with July Birthstone. It is said as the King of the precious gem stone. It is said to be the most expensive gemstone and is available in less quantity regarding bigger sizes. Ruby is worn for health and prosperity. It also stands for power, authority, self confidence, happiness and strength. The word Ruby is derived from the Latin word rubber which means 'red' the color. The hardness is 9 and the density is nearly 4. Ruby helps in preventing many diseases like heart disease, low and high blood pressure, thyroid, head disease, face problems, eye inflammation.

Ruby stone comes in tints and shades of deep red color. More the dark color, the cost of stone increases. The cost of the stone depends on clarity and color of it. The symbolic meaning of red color was of fire which is linked with power and importance. Ruby is mostly found in Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Tanzania, Cambodia, Afghanistan and India.

Ruby and Corundum (aluminum oxide) lie in the same family. Ruby stone is extremely hard, ruby is second by hardness than diamond. It looks stunning with diamonds and is a beautiful item for gifting. Ruby goes well in platinum and gold.


Anonymous August 17, 2008 at 6:56 AM  

Interesting article!

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