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Benefits of Ruby Stone

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Benefits Of Ruby Gemstone
Ruby is a form of Aluminium Oxide known as Corundum. Pure Corundum is in fact clear, and Red Corundum, or Ruby, is made up of Corundum (Al2O3), and Chromium impurities (Cr3+), which are responsible for its wonderful red coloration. Ruby is the most valuable gem in the Corundum family.
The name Corundum is believed to originate from either the Indian word kauruntaka, or the Sanskrit word kurivinda. Ruby, the name for this particular type of Corundum, is taken from the Latin word ruber, meaning ``red``.
Since ancient times, the Ruby has been known as the King of gemstones, and has been considered to be a protective stone providing the wearer with benefits such as invulnerability and preserved health. In addition to this, Rubies inspire creativity, wisdom and love, as well as enhancing self-reliance / confidence and increasing spirituality. It was believed that Ruby worn by men signified manhood and nobility. Rubies worn by women was said to invoke passion and power. Improved blood circulation is one of the major perceived medical benefits of Ruby.
Availability and Sources of Ruby
The highest quality rubies, the most transparent with best color, usually come from Burma, and can actually be as valuable as diamond, or even more. The ruby is actually very closely related to the sapphire, both being part of the corundum family. They are both made of the same mineral, but they have of course, different colors. The ruby is a little softer than the sapphire, which may seem strange as they are both made of the same mineral.
Thanks to modern gemstone enhancement and treatment, it is now possible to own wonderful, heat-treated natural Rubies that are available to meet demand, and also priced at a level making this beautiful king of gemstones available to most people.
Although the finest rubies come from the Mogok region in Burma, many beautiful rubies also come from Thailand, the main source for rubies. Thai rubies tend to be a little darker in...

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