The first clue to a true ruby's identity will obviously be its color. The name ruby is derived from the Latin 'ruber' meaning red. Corundum in its pure form is virtually colorless; the color red is induced due to the presence of impurities in the form of trace elements chromium or iron within the crystal structure of the gemstone. Ruby may range in color from red to purplish- or brownish red and deep pinkish-red. The most desired color for ruby is a deep red tinged with blue known traditionally as 'pigeon's blood' red though such terms are used increasingly rarely nowadays....– Mark

 

Ruby Pictures»

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Ruby Pictures Gallery.

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Important Ruby Mines»

A post by Ritika Changrani

For thousands of years the Ruby has been considered the one of the most precious of the twelve stones created by God. Ruby mines are found in USA, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, Thailand etc.....

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Ruby Identification»

A post by Erum Qureshi

Step by step laboratory identification procedure for Rubies. "There are numerous tests conducted to identify true rubies. Various characteristics and traits are judged by a gemologist to authenticate and grade a ruby" ....

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Star Ruby»

A post by Nasrina Parvin Khan

Star Ruby is a type of rubies, which shows the special optical phenomenon "asterism". "Asterism" is a phenomenon by which a star shaped light effect has been shown across the surface of the gem through the reflection or transmission of light.....

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Ruby types»

A post by Madubanti Rudra

Going to buy rubies? Read on the article below to learn about the classifications of this outstanding jewel to make an informed decision. ....

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World Famous Rubies»

A post by Yuman Hussain

There are some amazing rubies which are world famous for their beauty, color, cut and clarity. A stone renowned for passion and power it has been remained favorite with royalty and dynasties since antiquity. The beauty of this stone had been extolled in several books, travelogues and memoirs of travelers, poets and writers. ....

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Ruby Facts and Buying Guide»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

It is found in all shades of red however deep red colour is the preferred choice. The distribution of colour is mostly uneven that might be stripes or spots, supposed as pigeon's blood, clear red with a trace of blue. The basic red colour mostly also comprises overtones of other colours. ....

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Ruby in History»

A post by Yuman Hussain

Ruby in history talks about the special place of ruby as a gemstone in historical perspective. It was a highly prized stone almost equally the diamond in value and beauty right from the beginning of the human civilization. Its virtues are mentioned in Bible and many ancient and medieval Indian and western texts and treatises. ....

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Ruby Mines»

A post by Yuman Hussain

Ruby Mines is about the places and countries where rubies are mined .It also discusses the characteristics of ruby mined from these places and how they are different. Burma Mines produce the finest and deep red rubies. Thai Mines are known to produce dark red to brownish-red stones. Rubies mined from Ceylon are medium light in color and tone. The other ruby mines are located in countries like Cambodia, India and Australia, various localities in Africa and North Carolina in USA ....

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Ruby Stud Earrings»

A post by Yuman Hussain

Ruby is a popular and most desired gemstone since antiquity. Its rarity and blazing red color associated with love, passion and romance makes it very special .Every woman dreams to own real ruby jewelry be it lovely studded earrings, stunning necklace or sparkling bracelet. Ruby stud earrings look stunning when combined with gold or platinum settings. It is an ideal gift for someone you love. ....

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Synthetic Ruby Facts»

A post by Yuman Hussain

Synthetic ruby facts tell us about the different processes of lab- based ruby formations. It also tells about main features of some of the popular synthetic rubies available in world markets. ....

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Ruby buying guide»

A post by Asha Haridas

Ruby without inclusions are the rarest. Most rubies have inclusions which are not visible to naked eye. Such inclusions do not reduce the value as long as there is brilliance. High value rubies are those with intense medium red. ....

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